24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Malmo
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  23​h 45​min
End: Malmo

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
The Perth Mint and Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Mandurah Cruises and Caversham Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks), Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro) and Back Beach (in Lancelin). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cottesloe Beach, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary maker .

Malmo, Sweden to Perth is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Malmo to Perth is 7 hours. Traveling from Malmo in December, things will get much warmer in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Quinns Rocks Beach, Mandurah Cruises, Caversham Wildlife Park, Back Beach, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Cairns is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Perth in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coolangatta Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Heads Beach and Tugun Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Broken Head Beach (in Broken Head), Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina) and Byron Bay (Cape Byron Walking Track, Wategos Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kirra Beach, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and The Rocks Discovery Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Wanda Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour planning tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wanda Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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