27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World Theme Park, Dreamworld
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

8
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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