33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  25​h 30​min
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  26​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lamington National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
North Stradbroke Island
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Glass House Mountains
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Lady Elliot Island
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Rio de Janeiro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, and then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 13 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Street Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane sightseeing planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Nature
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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days
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Glow Worm Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Miami Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Helensvale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Tumgun Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tamborine Mountain road trip app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Tumgun Lookout, Miami Beach, Westfield Helensvale, Robina Town Shopping Centre
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Miami Beach ©
Miami Beach
Robina Town Shopping Centre ©
Robina Town Shopping Centre
Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves

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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
The Lamington National Park is a national park, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Darlington Park, experience rural life at Mountview Alpaca Farm, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lamington National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tamborine Mountain to Lamington National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lamington National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Mountview Alpaca Farm, Darlington Park
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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Mountview Alpaca Farm ©
Mountview Alpaca Farm

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arakwal National Park and Broken Head Nature Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Pat Morton Lookout and Victoria Park Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point), Summerland House Farm (in Alstonville) and Lismore Car Boot Market (in Lismore). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Lamington National Park to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lamington National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Alstonville, Lismore Car Boot Market, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Hastings Point Headland
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Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Arakwal National Park ©
Arakwal National Park

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to North Stradbroke Island takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in North Stradbroke Island, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

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Moreton Island

Moreton Island
To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Moreton Island tour planning site .

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Moreton Island takes 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Glass House Mountains on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Moreton Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glass House Mountains National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glass House Mountains trip planner .

Traveling by car from Moreton Island to Glass House Mountains takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Glass House Mountains

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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3
days
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Mooloolaba Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and Maleny Cheese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maleny: Podie Pie (in Nambour), Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gardners Falls, stop by Clock Shop, view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park.

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Maleny is very close to Glass House Mountains. In July, daily temperatures in Maleny can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Montville, Buderim, Black Forest Hill Cuckoo Clock Centre, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Marcoola Beach
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Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, then look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Noosa travel route app .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa Botanic Gardens, Berkelouw Book Barn
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Belmondos Organic Market ©
Belmondos Organic Market

2
days
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 26th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take a memorable tour with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, then stop by World Bazaar, and then enjoy some diversion at Point Dayman Park.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip maker site .

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

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Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
World Bazaar ©
World Bazaar

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

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Agnes Water

Agnes Water
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The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Agnes Water. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, Agnes Water is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Lady Elliot Island on the 31st (Tue).

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island
To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lady Elliot Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Agnes Water to Lady Elliot Island. You'll set off for Airlie Beach on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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2
days
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then stop by Whitsunday Opals. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands and then choose your vessel at Charter Yachts Australia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lady Elliot Island to Airlie Beach. In August, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Colour Me Crazy
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands

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Sydney

Sydney ©
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or The Nook. Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Bouddi National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Enjoy Sydney some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Shelly Beach, The Nook, Rick Rutherford's Country, Wentworth Falls, Bouddi National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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