26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip planning tool .

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Brisbane in August, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tropical Fruit World
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Tina Cooper Gallery, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Noosa day trip planner .

Getting from Byron Bay to Noosa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Tina Cooper Gallery
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island sightseeing planning website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach travel route builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Munro Martin Parklands ©
Munro Martin Parklands

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