29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

16
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters), Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Leura, Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip builder .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 87°F and lows are around 72°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Cairns

Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route app .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Douglas
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

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