28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Singapore

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Cowes Beach. Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Cowes Beach, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Kitty Miller Bay
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Wentworth Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, experience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Perry's Lookdown, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 26th (Thu), gear up at Underground Surf, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, then take a stroll through Hastings Street, and finally kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Noosa day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mount Ninderry, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island online itinerary builder .

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in January, Fraser Island is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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