32 days in Australia & Mauritius Itinerary

32 days in Australia & Mauritius Itinerary

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32 days in Australia & Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
1
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
3
Pamplemousses, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Perth, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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6
nights
Sydney, Australia

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
nights
Melbourne, Australia

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 still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and get lost in a book at State Library Victoria.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Pamplemousses.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Pamplemousses ©
Experience a region where wilderness comes neatly packaged in Pamplemousses District, where many of the attractions showcase the natural world in easily digestible portions.
Step out of Pamplemousses with an excursion to Casela World of Adventures in Cascavelle--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, browse the exhibits of Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius, stop by A Pinch of Salt, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pamplemousses vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Pamplemousses. Traveling from Melbourne to Pamplemousses, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Pamplemousses: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Pamplemousses

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Port Louis, Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ile aux Cerfs, Casela NatureParks
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre) and La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, stop by Tou Korek Surf Shop, explore the striking landscape at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, and browse for treasures at Le Dernier Comptoir.

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You can drive from Pamplemousses to Chamarel in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tou Korek Surf Shop, La Vanille Nature Park, Heritage Nature Reserve
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Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve

3
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Lake Claremont, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremantle History Walking Tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth sightseeing site .

Getting from Chamarel to Perth by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Chamarel in December, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Lake Claremont
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Buderim (Buderim Lions Park & Wirreanda Park). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning site .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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