26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Newstead House and Victoria Bridge Abutment. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's still lots to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary builder .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Conondale National Park, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Moffat Beach, Sea World Theme Park, Burleigh Head National Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation maker website .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Degraves Street, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online vacation planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in October, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

7
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 appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Opal Minded.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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