28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kiama
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Nowra
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Melbourne

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Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln online trip planner .

Melbourne to Port Lincoln is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

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#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Lincoln to Byron Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toGold Coast.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Caloundra.

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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the top attractions with Top Catch Charters and then stroll through Kings Beach.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Caloundra takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Caloundra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Top Catch Charters
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Top Catch Charters ©
Top Catch Charters

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day
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Laguna Lookout, then stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and then get interesting insight from Lake Escapades.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Noosa visit planner.

You can drive from Caloundra to Noosa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trip

Lake Escapades
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Lake Escapades ©
Lake Escapades
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

3
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head. You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay
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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Shoal Bay. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in March; daily highs in Shoal Bay reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. You will leave for Sydney on the 23rd (Fri).

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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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Newport Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Sydney in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kiama.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Kiama

Kiama ©
Kiama is a township 120 kilometres south of Sydney in the Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and then kick back and relax at Werri Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kiama tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Sydney to Kiama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Kiama, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Nowra.

Things to do in Kiama

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Werri Beach
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©

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Nowra

Nowra ©
Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nowra day trip site .

Getting from Kiama to Nowra by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Nowra are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broome.

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#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Callala Beach
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Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Nowra to Broome. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nowra to Broome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nowra in March: high temperatures in Broome hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip builder tool .

Fly from Broome to Perth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Broome in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Bells Rapids Park, Fremantle Prison, Talijancich Wines
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Exmouth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Exmouth reach 39°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Wildlife, #Adventure, #Tours

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Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel planner.

You can fly from Exmouth to Melbourne in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. When traveling from Exmouth in April, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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