27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Brasilia

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hours
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Newport Lakes Parkland.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Brasilia, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Melbourne is 13 hours. Traveling from Brasilia in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 6°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Nature Parks
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Newport Lakes Parkland ©
Newport Lakes Parkland

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Popular historic sites such as Red Arrow Walk and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Spy & Camera Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour (in Yungaburra), The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Herberton, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Red Arrow Walk, The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Workshops Rail Museum and West End. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Queensland Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Zipline, The Workshops Rail Museum
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The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Zipline
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 9th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

7
nights
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've now added Sydney Opera House to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cronulla Beach Walk and Bronte Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail), Kiama (Kiama Harbour & Saddleback Mountain Lookout) and Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get your game on at Flight Experience Sydney - Flight Simulator, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and view the masterpieces at Jason Ree.

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

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Kiama, Bondi, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
You'll get in some beach time at St Kilda beach and You Yangs Regional Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Schanck Lighthouse and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Geelong Adventure Specialists (in Geelong), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea) and RAAF Museum (in Point Cook). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Mornington Peninsula National Park. Explore Melbourne further: head outdoors with Cheap AZ Travel, revel in the low prices at Printism, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, and grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Kilda, Mornington Peninsula National Park, You Yangs Regional Park, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Geelong Adventure Specialists
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Sherbrooke Forest ©
Sherbrooke Forest
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse

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