29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Southampton
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Anglesea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
Byron Bay
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
15
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
16
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
17
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  29​h
End: Southampton


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip builder tool .

Southampton, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Southampton in January, things will get much warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier journey builder site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Mount Gambier is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park

1
night
Robe

Robe
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Robe trip website .

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Robe takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 17th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, visit a coastal fixture at Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, and then head off the coast to Griffiths Island.

Make your Port Fairy itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Robe to Port Fairy takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Basalt Wines ©
Basalt Wines

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Great Ocean Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay vacation planning site .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anglesea.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk

1
night
Anglesea

Anglesea ©
Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bells Beach as well as 12 Apostles Helicopters. On the 16th (Thu), cruise along The Great Ocean Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, then stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, and finally take an unforgettable tour with 12 Apostles Helicopters.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Anglesea trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Adelaide to Anglesea. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in January: high temperatures in Anglesea hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Anglesea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, 12 Apostles Helicopters
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles Helicopters ©
12 Apostles Helicopters
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planner.

You can drive from Anglesea to Melbourne in 2 hours. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
day
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 23rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Explore Sydney further: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Noosa sightseeing planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along The Brisbane River, then get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and take a tour of Maheno Wreck.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Byron Bay to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cruise Whitsundays. There's still lots to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island road trip website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cruise Whitsundays
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Cruise Whitsundays ©
Cruise Whitsundays

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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