33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  22​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus + shuttle:  3​h
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catmosphere Sydney, Blue Mountains, BridgeClimb, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning app .

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 July, Sydney is little chillier than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Blue Mountains
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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The Rocks

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Degraves Street. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Botanical Gardens and Granite Gorge Nature Park. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

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Mareeba, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park

2
days
Port Douglas

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.
On the 9th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then look for gifts at With Sugar, and finally look for gifts at Coffee Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip maker .

You can 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 August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
Cairns

Cairns ©
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Spas & Wellness
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Helicopter Tours
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roma Street Parkland and City Botanic Gardens. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Tours, #Fun & Games

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Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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hours
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip builder tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hervey Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Fraser Island on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Nature, #Parks
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Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
day
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
On the 19th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park, take a tour by water with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, and then appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Fun & Games

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Duncan Chapman Statue
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2
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder website .

Fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
day
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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