32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
bus + Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  29​h
End: Monte-Carlo

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Dee Why Beach. Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), stroll through Coogee Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney online vacation planner .

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Monte-Carlo to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in March, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nelson Bay.

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Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach
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The Rocks

3
days
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Newcastle Beach and Jimmy's Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Cellito Beach and Zenith Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

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Shoal Bay, Cellito Beach, Newcastle Beach, Jimmy's Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Dicky Beach. Shop till you drop at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast visit app .

Getting from Nelson Bay to Gold Coast by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Nelson Bay in March, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

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Dicky Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
days
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and then stroll through Broken Head Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Byron Bay planning app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Side Trips

Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for gifts at Luminous Lights, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns vacation builder tool .

Getting from Byron Bay to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get a new perspective on things with Port Douglas Boat Hire, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and stop by The Reef Marina.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island journey planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Port Douglas in April, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. The adventure continues: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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