28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ipswich
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Preston
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Caboolture
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Maritime Museum. Step out of Brisbane to go to Macleay Island and see Dalpura Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through West End, shop like a local with Queen Street Mall, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol, and snap pictures at Story Bridge.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder website .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

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Dalpura Beach
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

1
night
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park, then see the interesting displays at The Workshops Rail Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ipswich road trip app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Ipswich takes an hour. In December in Ipswich, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Preston.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

1
night
Preston

Preston ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Preston Peak Winery Function Centre and then explore by horseback at Fordsdale horseback Adventures.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Preston road trip planner.

Drive from Ipswich to Preston in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Preston can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Caboolture.

Things to do in Preston

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Fordsdale horseback Adventures
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Preston Peak Winery Function Centre ©

1
night
Caboolture

Caboolture ©
Caboolture is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Caboolture Warplane Museum, get engrossed in the history at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, and then contemplate the long history of Caboolture Historical Village.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Caboolture trip planner .

Drive from Preston to Caboolture in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Caboolture when traveling from Preston in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Caboolture Historical Village ©
Caboolture Historical Village
Caboolture Warplane Museum ©
Caboolture Warplane Museum

2
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Woorim Beach, see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bongaree Beach. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Red Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sylvan Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bribie Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Caboolture to Bribie Island in 1.5 hours. December in Bribie Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum

1
night
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tangalooma Wrecks, step off the mainland to explore Moreton Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moreton Island tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to Moreton Island takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Moreton Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Amity Point Beach, then take in the waterfront at Amity Point Jetty, and then kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, then take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach.

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You can drive from Moreton Island to North Stradbroke Island in 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in North Stradbroke Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation. Visit Blowhole Beach and Seacliff Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga), Sevenhill (Jeanneret Wines & St Aloysius Church) and Clare (Sevenhill Cellars, Sussex Squire Wines, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, make a trip to Old Gum Tree Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of North Terrace, and do a tasting at Ashton Hills Vineyard.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Adelaide. Traveling from North Stradbroke Island in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Adelaide. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Clare, Sevenhill, Carrickalinga Beach, Old Gum Tree Reserve, Morgan Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

5
nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & The Gold Museum), Daylesford (Convent Gallery & Spas & Wellness) and Geelong (Eastern Beach Reserve & National Wool Museum). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, shop like a local with Melbourne Central, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Geelong, Scienceworks
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Beach and Camp Cove. Step off the beaten path and head to Nan Tien Temple and Sydney Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bowral (Ten Thousand Paces & Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame), Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum, and kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney 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. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bowral, Wollongong, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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