32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Mosman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Manly
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + train + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
St Kilda
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Queen Street Mall and Boggo Road Gaol. Get some historical perspective at Wolston Farmhouse and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

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Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brisbane is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Brisbane to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

1
day
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Canungra Books and Art, look for gifts at Flights of Fancy, look for gifts at Tamborine Tea, then look for gifts at The Treat Shop, then stop by Cuckoo Clock Nest, and finally stop by Chocolates on Gallery Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamborine Mountain tour planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

#Shopping, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Cuckoo Clock Nest, Canungra Books and Art
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The Treat Shop ©
The Treat Shop
Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves
Flights of Fancy ©
Flights of Fancy

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Belongil Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Head National Park and Lennox Head Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), New Govardhana Australia (in Eungella) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary maker site .

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, New Govardhana Australia, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
days
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Parsley Bay Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, and finally kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, then stop by Bridget Kennedy Project Space, and then kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mosman online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Mosman by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Mosman can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Mosman

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

3
days
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Visit The National Pass and Lennox Bridge for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Jenolan Caves and Grand Canyon track. Explore Blue Mountains National Park's surroundings by going to The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce) and Hartley Historic Village (in Little Hartley). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Ida Falls, and look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Mosman to Blue Mountains National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Mosman in March, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trips

Lithgow, Jenolan Caves, Lennox Bridge, Hartley Historic Village, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

2
days
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then stroll through Palm Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalon Beach, then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Manly Quarantine Station.

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Drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Manly in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Manly

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Avalon Beach, Terrigal Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

1
day
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St Kilda online day trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Manly to St Kilda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and tram; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in St Kilda when traveling from Manly in March, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Rippon Lea, Brighton Beach, St John's Anglican Church
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Rippon Lea ©
Rippon Lea

2
days
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Palm Cove day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from St Kilda to Palm Cove in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St Kilda in March; daily highs in Palm Cove reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Atherton Tablelands. Explore hidden gems such as Michaelmas Cay and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get a taste of the local shopping with Doongal Aboriginal Art, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

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Cairns is just a short distance from Palm Cove. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, then stop by Opal Minded, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Clovelly ©
Clovelly
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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