29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kondalilla National Park. Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Marina Mirage (in Main Beach). Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planner.

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brisbane is 10 hours. In November, Brisbane is much warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Kondalilla National Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Fraser Island (Central Station Rainforest & Wanggoolba Creek) and Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits (in Childers). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Esplanade, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

6
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder site .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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