27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
London

4
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail Bike Adventures, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Esplanade Boardwalk

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

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Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

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Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

6
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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