29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

8
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Perth is known for parks, historic sites, nature, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Perth in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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