26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  25​h
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Perth Zoo. Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (The Shipwreck Galleries & Western Australian Maritime Museum), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stop by Twilight Hawkers Market, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Perth is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Dublin in July, Perth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, Mandurah Cruises
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

6
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.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Historic Village Herberton will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Cairns is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Historic Village Herberton, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the activities along Eli Creek. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in August, with highs in Fraser Island at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to The National Pass in Blue Mountains National Park--about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and get engrossed in the history at The Rocks Discovery Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

The National Pass
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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