29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  22​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gladstone
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at GOMA, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Brisbane tour builder .

Washington DC, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 22-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

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Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Newstead House

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Cape Byron Walking Track
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

1
day
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, stroll through Spinnaker Park, then take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, then let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Gladstone trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Gladstone. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gladstone, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

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#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Museums
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Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park

2
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gladstone to Port Macquarie. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gladstone in June, with highs in Port Macquarie at 55°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

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Old Bottlebutt
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Canberra.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
days
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 14th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at National Rock Garden. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Canberra to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cleland Wildlife Park and Granite Island. Adelaide Oval and Old Gum Tree Reserve will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Aldinga Beach in Aldinga Beach--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and do a tasting at Mt Jagged Wines.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planning website .

Fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in June; daily highs in Adelaide reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island, Aldinga Beach, Mt Jagged Wines, Old Gum Tree Reserve
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
days
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, then explore the fascinating underground world of Copperfield Gorge, then browse the exhibits of Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Townsville to be a bit warmer, around 60°F, while days are much warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Copperfield Gorge
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

3
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.
Visiting Trinity Beach and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner.

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Townsville in June, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Palm Cove Beach ©
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Trinity Beach

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