27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly:  23​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
Stockholm

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

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You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In December in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by Coffee Works, and take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to K'gari and then explore the activities along Indian Head.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Fraser Island when traveling from Port Douglas in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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K'gari ©
K'gari

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

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Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
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St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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