29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 day
taxi:  15​min
3
Leura
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nelson Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Bellingen
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nimbin
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
10
Brisbane
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
11
Beerwah
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
12
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
13
Rockhampton
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
14
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
15
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
16
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Katoomba

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 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, then stop by Odd Mountain, then shop like a local with Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Katoomba fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre ©
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Katoomba Vintage Emporium ©
Katoomba Vintage Emporium

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, then play a few rounds at Wentworth Falls Country Club, and then hike along The National Pass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Leura journey planner.

Leura is just a short distance from Katoomba. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls Country Club, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls Country Club ©
Wentworth Falls Country Club

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 15th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Zenith Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Leura to Nelson Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Shoal Bay
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 16th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then have fun at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie route planner .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nelson Bay in October, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, and then kick back and relax at Diggers beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour vacation builder app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bellingen.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

1
day
Bellingen

Bellingen ©
Bellingen is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Bellinger Heads State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Theblackhole, then stop by Old Butter Factory, and finally look for gifts at The Yellow Shed.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bellingen tour planning app .

Bellingen is very close to Coffs Harbour. In October, daytime highs in Bellingen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nimbin.

Things to do in Bellingen

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bellinger Heads State Park
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Old Butter Factory ©
Old Butter Factory
Theblackhole ©
Theblackhole
The Yellow Shed ©
The Yellow Shed

1
day
Nimbin

Nimbin ©
Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. On the 19th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Nimbin Rocks, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nimbin Markets, then admire the sheer force of Protestors Falls, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Rocky Creek Dam.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nimbin online route planner .

You can drive from Bellingen to Nimbin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bellingen in October, Nimbin is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Rocky Creek Dam, Protestors Falls
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Nimbin Rocks ©
Nimbin Rocks
Rocky Creek Dam ©
Rocky Creek Dam
Nimbin Markets ©
Nimbin Markets

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning site .

Getting from Nimbin to Gold Coast by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Nimbin in October, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

1
day
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 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Dicky Beach and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beerwah day trip site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Beerwah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Beerwah sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Beerwah

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Queensland Air Museum
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Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island road trip site .

Getting from Beerwah to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In October in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Mount Etna Caves National Park and Capricorn Caves. Explore Rockhampton's surroundings by going to Singing Ship (in Emu Park) and Yeppoon (Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Coastal Funk, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Archer Park Rail Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rockhampton trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Rockhampton in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October in Rockhampton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Singing Ship
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Mount Etna Caves National Park ©
Mount Etna Caves National Park

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rockhampton in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Townsville planning tool .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Townsville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Beaches
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

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Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Coffee Works, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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