23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian Centre for Photography. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Art on Cairncross. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Surfers Paradise (Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise & Surfer's Paradise Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Moffat Beach, explore the world behind art at GOMA, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Art on Cairncross, Mooloolaba Beach, Burleigh Heads Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

7
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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