29 days in Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

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29 days in Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

Melbourne
Drive:  45​min
Dandenong
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Werribee
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne

2
days
Dandenong

Dandenong ©
Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Chelsea Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

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Melbourne to Dandenong is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July in Dandenong, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Dandenong

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Chelsea Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Chelsea Beach

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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You can drive from Dandenong to Melbourne in an hour. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
day
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ballarat visit planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Ballarat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Ballarat

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

2
days
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 5th (Sun), take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lorne Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay road trip planning website .

You can drive from Ballarat to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Torquay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Werribee.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

1
day
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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You can drive from Torquay to Werribee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Werribee sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Werribee

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation--about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 10th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, look for gifts at The Reef Marina, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip app .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Werribee to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Werribee, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trail Bike Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

5
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: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, make a splash at Dreamworld, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Gold Coast with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
On the 24th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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