48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Moscow

10
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Mindil Beach and Leanyer Recreation Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Florence Falls) and Batchelor (Litchfield National Park & Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin road trip website .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Darwin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in December; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

9
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Attractions like Carrickalinga Beach and Blowhole Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Dog Ridge Winery (in McLaren Vale), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Darwin to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Adelaide is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Bounce, Carrickalinga Beach, Kalleske Wines, Monarto Zoo
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

13
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Lara Heritage and Historical Museum (in Lara) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, Lara Heritage and Historical Museum, Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

13
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Wentworth Falls, & more) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Taronga Zoo, The National Pass, Pine Crest Orchard, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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