28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  29 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Hamilton Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Madrid

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo and then take a stroll around Federation Square. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, make a trip to Southbank, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

Madrid, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Madrid to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Southbank ©
Southbank
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

5
nights
Melbourne

Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). See even more of Melbourne: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Food Tours

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Blue Mountains (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 25°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel planning website .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, Brisbane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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