32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 14 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

3
nights
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.
On the 5th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Camp Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, and finally kick back and relax at Shelly Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney journey tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. In April, Sydney is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kings Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get outdoors at Natural Bridge and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Maleny Dairies in Maleny (about 1h 50 min away).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Burleigh Head National Park, Kings Beach, Natural Bridge
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Discovery Centre and Atherton Tablelands. Relax by the water at Cow Bay Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: With Sugar (in Port Douglas), Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda) and Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Birdworld Kuranda, With Sugar, Wonga Beach
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Rye Beach and Frankston Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Panorama Garden Estate and Geelong Adventure Specialists. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk (in Ferntree Gully) and National Wool Museum (in Geelong).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour builder .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Frankston Beach, Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk, Rye Beach, Panorama Garden Estate
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Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk ©
Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum

14
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Visit Lime Bay State Reserve and Bellerive Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Franklin River Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Three Thumbs Lookout (in Orford) and Port Arthur (Fortescue Bay & Three Capes Track). Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Snug Falls, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online trip builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Richmond, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Port Arthur, Mount Field National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — May 4:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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