27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: York
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  30​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Bli Bli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: York

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 28th (Fri): get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary builder .

York, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from York in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Bli Bli

Bli Bli ©
Bli Bli is a both a town and a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 2nd (Wed), cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast and then contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bulcock Beach and then hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bli Bli online driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Bli Bli with the Route module. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Bli Bli to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bli Bli

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Noosa River, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Bulcock Beach, Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

12
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin) and Ted's Corner (in Capalaba). Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

You can drive from Bli Bli to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Warner Bros. Movie World, Conondale National Park, Ted's Corner
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 15:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Conondale National Park ©
Conondale National Park

6
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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