29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Johannesburg


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2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Kalleske Wines (in Greenock). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at West End Brewery, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide online route builder .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Adelaide is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Adelaide is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Adelaide hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Kalleske Wines, The Cedars, West End Brewery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in November, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, admire all the interesting features of Fitzroy Gardens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 9th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Canberra planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Canberra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in November, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach & Marrdja Botanical Walk) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, stop by With Sugar, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perth planning website .

Getting from Darwin to Perth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in November: highs in Perth hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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