27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Broadbeach
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Surfers Paradise
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Perth: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker website .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
nights
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Take a break from Broadbeach with a short trip to Kirra Beach in Coolangatta, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Broadbeach journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broadbeach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Broadbeach hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

4
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Thunderbird Park. Take a break from Surfers Paradise with a short trip to Glow Worm Caves in North Tamborine, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at James Overall Park, take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Surfers Paradise trip planner.

Surfers Paradise is very close to Broadbeach. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves ©
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Newstead House, take in the views from Story Bridge, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and admire the landmark architecture of Customs House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek, explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

5
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Visit St Monica's Cathedral and Historic Village Herberton for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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