26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Perth
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Hobart
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Sydney

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and White Rabbit Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Chinese Garden of Friendship and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 3 hours. In May, Sydney is cooler than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Miegunyah House Museum and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Parrots in Paradise (in Glass House Mountains), Buderim (Buderim Lions Park, Buderim Forest Park, &more) and Maleny (Maleny Mountain Wines, Obi Boardwalk, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, walk around South Bank Parklands, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fremantle Prison and The Fremantle Round House. Get some cultural insight at The Perth Mint and St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle. There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica, and identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Perth holiday maker.

Getting from Brisbane to Perth by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Full Gospel Central Church. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and learn about winemaking at Pressing Matters.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Perth to Hobart by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Cowes to see Koala Conservation Centre about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get your game on at Zero Latency, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.