29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester


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4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker site .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get great views at The Three Sisters, then 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.

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Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Govetts Leap
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
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: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Cape Byron Lighthouse about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation builder website .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Indian Head, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fraser Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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