34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Madrid
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
Madrid

5
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip site .

Madrid, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. Traveling from Madrid in October, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
days
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitsunday Island is known for beaches and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Whitsunday Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Whitsunday Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and browse the collection at Cairns Library.

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Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction, Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, & more). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Brisbane reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Sea World Theme Park, Moffat Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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