34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 45​min
5
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  30​h
End: London

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site .

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. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 31:
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

6
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online visit planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then get your game on at Sports Club. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Daydream Island trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

#Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Daydream Island Living Reef ©
Daydream Island Living Reef

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

Before you visit Whitsunday Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Traveling from Daydream Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

Start your trip to Melbourne by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in August, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
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.
On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 21°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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