37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

10
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 find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sovereign Hill
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Forest Flying in Finch Hatton (about 2 hours away). On the 20th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Abell Point Marina.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Forest Flying
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and stroll through Kings Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in December, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Surfers Paradise, Australia Zoo, Warner Bros. Movie World, Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

10
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.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Nielsen Park
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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