26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
London

5
days
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
day
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens and then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

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Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

4
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, get outside with The Pinnacles, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Byron Bay to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
day
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

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Esplanade ©
Esplanade

1
day
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 29th (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hervey Bay in April, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
day
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
days
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 1st (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Enjoy Melbourne some more: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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