29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
Jabiru
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: London

6
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In January, Melbourne is warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

6
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 3rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island day trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

3
days
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get some cultural insight at Janbal Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas route maker .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Mossman
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Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru travel app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Mirrai Lookout ©
Mirrai Lookout

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