35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nimbin
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  14​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 15​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
9
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Mount Buller
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Melbourne

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Discovery Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Mandalay Golf Course (in Beveridge). Dedicate the 26th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Mandalay Golf Course, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along The Overland Track. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then stroll through Ocean Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Strahan
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands. On the 4th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brisbane journey maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Brisbane takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nimbin.

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

1
night
Nimbin

Nimbin ©
Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. On the 6th (Wed), trek along Mount Warning Summit Trail and then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Warning.

Plan my day in Nimbin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Nimbin takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Protestors Falls, Mount Warning, Mount Warning Summit Trail
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Mount Warning ©
Mount Warning

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Drop Bear Adventures. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then catch all the local highlights with Drop Bear Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nimbin to Fraser Island. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Drop Bear Adventures ©
Drop Bear Adventures
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Kata Tjuta to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Fraser Island in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
You've now added Whitehaven Beach to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Whitsunday Island takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
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've now added Barefoot Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a short side trip with Barefoot Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel app .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Horseshoe Bay Markets. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Horseshoe Bay Markets ©
Horseshoe Bay Markets

3
nights
Mount Buller

Mount Buller ©
Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. Mt Buller has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Buller. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Chrismont and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Walk.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Buller day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Mount Buller. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Buller

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pizzini Wines, Canyon Walk, Chrismont
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Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Chrismont ©
Chrismont
Pizzini Wines ©
Pizzini Wines

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