28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Bundaberg
— 1 day
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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 Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 5th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in June, you will find days in Hamilton Island are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. June in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then explore the galleries of Thomgallery, then browse the exhibits of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and finally look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online route planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Shopping Parks Museums
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Thomgallery ©
Thomgallery
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore and learn at Artisans Gallery and Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by Berkelouw Book Barn, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and view the masterpieces at Tina Cooper Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Art on Cairncross
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 15th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the next day, explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Fraser Island Great Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
day
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, indulge your taste buds at Alloway Farm Market, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bundaberg trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Bundaberg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In June in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums Shopping Wineries
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Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery ©
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and then stop by Mind, Body and Soul.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Brett Whiteley Studio and Darling Harbour. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, browse the exhibits of ATTY Gallery, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hervey Bay in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 25th (Tue), cruise along The Great Ocean Road, then look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, and then grab your bike and head to Anglesea Bike Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Anglesea
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Anglesea Surf Centre ©
Anglesea Surf Centre

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 26th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then explore and take pictures at The Cedars.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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