28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney

8
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.
Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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

6
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, Cairns is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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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

5
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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