38 days in Australia & Vancouver Itinerary

38 days in Australia & Vancouver Itinerary

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38 days in Australia & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
3
Adelaide, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
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Alice Springs, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 8 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Calgary, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver sightseeing site .

Calgary to Vancouver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in July since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 17°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Stephen's Uniting Church and Victoria Barracks. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Blues Point Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Sydney takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Blues Point Reserve, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Rundle Mall, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of General Post Office, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Conservation Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online journey planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Adelaide hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Centennial Park Cemetery, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seal Bay Conservation Park, Admirals Arch and Flinders Chase National Park. Get in touch with nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Bay of Shoals Winery and Fine Art Kangaroo Island.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island road trip planning tool .

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
Pilgrim Uniting Church ©
Pilgrim Uniting Church

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Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden and then get engrossed in the history at Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Ormiston Gorge, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Tangentyere Artists.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Village Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Dubuji Boardwalk, & more). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: highs in Port Douglas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge Centre, Mossman Saturday Market
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walks 101 - Tours in Melbourne, Ocean Road Tours and Penguin Parade. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands), Sculpture Park (in Point Leo) and Stumpy Gully Winery (in Moorooduc). Dedicate the 28th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Summerlands, Stumpy Gully Winery, Sculpture Park
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Balloon Rides
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Australian Museum of Magical Arts and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Macquarie Street.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Museums
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Australian Museum of Magical Arts ©
Australian Museum of Magical Arts

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