27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Beerwah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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.
Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip tool .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Peregian Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa tour planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Lows Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Glass House Mountains National Park. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun and then get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beerwah trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Noosa to Beerwah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Beerwah can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glass House Mountains
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, then stroll through Lennox Head Beach, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Beerwah to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Tropical Fruit World, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, get great views at The Three Sisters, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Byron Bay to Katoomba by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Katoomba are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Leura.

Things to do in Katoomba

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Megalong Creek Estate
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Burragorang Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Corridor of Oaks, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Wentworth Falls Country Club and then head outdoors with Trees Adventure Grose River Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Leura online holiday planner .

Leura is just a stone's throw from Katoomba. In April in Leura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Faulconbridge, The National Pass, Burragorang Lookout, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Wentworth Falls Country Club
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Attractions like Bondi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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