38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Royal National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Maryborough
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Proserpine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne

2
days
Royal National Park

Royal National Park ©
On the 14th (Sat), experience rural life at Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard, enjoy the sand and surf at Wanda Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Dharawal Aboriginal Engravings Site. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Sydney Tramway Museum, take some stellar pictures from Bald Hill Lookout & Hang Gliding Spot, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Symbio Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Royal National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Melbourne to Royal National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Royal National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Royal National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bald Hill Lookout, Sydney Tramway Museum, Symbio Wildlife Park, Wanda Beach, Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard
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Wanda Beach ©
Wanda Beach
Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard ©
Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park

14
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Watson's Bay, Carriageworks Farmers Market, University of Sydney, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Nan Tien Temple and Wentworth Falls. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website .

You can drive from Royal National Park to Sydney in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Byron Bay on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
days
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.
Jules Hunt Studio Gallery and Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bexhill Open Air Cathedral and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Yamba (Main Beach Yamba & Pippi Beach) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Truly Tea, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, and get great views at Pat Morton Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Lennox Head, Yamba, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Main Beach Yamba ©
Main Beach Yamba

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and New Govardhana Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah (in Murwillumbah) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast visit planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Govardhana Australia, Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Boggo Road Gaol ©
Boggo Road Gaol
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Albert Street Uniting Church ©
Albert Street Uniting Church

3
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noosa National Park as well as Noosa Main Beach. Get in touch with nature at Gardners Falls and Point Cartwright. Get a sense of the local culture at Hastings Street and Queensland Air Museum. When in Noosa, make a side trip to see Buderim Forest Park in Buderim, approximately 42 minutes away.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Proserpine.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Queensland Air Museum, Buderim Forest Park, Point Cartwright, Gardners Falls
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

2
days
Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Bond Store Museum, kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Mary Ann Steam Locomotive. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, then get interesting insight from Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally examine the collection at Maryborough Family Heritage Institute.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Maryborough trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Noosa to Maryborough in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Proserpine.

Things to do in Maryborough

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burrum Heads Beach, Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort
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Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort ©
Bond Store Museum ©
Bond Store Museum
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

2
days
Proserpine

Proserpine ©
Proserpine is a town and locality in the Whitsunday Region in the state of Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Cedar Creek Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Bredl's Wild Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Proserpine trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maryborough to Proserpine. In May in Proserpine, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Proserpine

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Bredl's Wild Farm, Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop
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Bredl's Wild Farm ©
Bredl's Wild Farm
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum
Cedar Creek Falls ©
Cedar Creek Falls

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Atherton Tablelands. Explore hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: The Crystal Caves (in Atherton), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Proserpine to Cairns. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Proserpine in May since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Crystal Caves, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Historic Village Herberton, Babinda Boulders
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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