Route & dates
29 days in Australia Itinerary
Fly: 19h 45min
Perth— 5 nights
Fly: 7h 15min
Sydney— 7 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Brisbane— 4 nights
Drive: 1h 30min
Mooloolaba— 9 nights
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City of Light
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fremantle Markets and Talijancich Wines. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and Emma Blyth Gallery. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Point Peron (in Rockingham), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Red Dirt Photographic, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.
To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planning site .
London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Perth hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Perth
Fremantle, Mandurah, Red Dirt Photographic, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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The Harbour City
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & The National Pass) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker site .
Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.
Things to do in Sydney
Blue Mountains National Park, Govetts Leap, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Australia's New World City
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.Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Lake Samsonvale. Do your shopping at Barb's Gift Shop and Robert Henderson Gallery. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill) and St Marys Catholic Church (in Ipswich). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Relove Oxley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.
Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.
Things to do in Brisbane
St Marys Catholic Church, Barb's Gift Shop, Lake Samsonvale, Daisy Hill Conservation Park
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Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.Get in touch with nature at Kondalilla National Park and Mount Coolum. You'll get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Maleny (Obi Boardwalk, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, & more), Eumundi (Artisans Gallery, Berkelouw Book Barn, & more) and Parrots in Paradise (in Glass House Mountains). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, take in the dramatic scenery at Buderim Forest Park, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba trip itinerary tool .
You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Mooloolaba sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Mooloolaba
Caloundra, Eumundi, Maleny, Montville, Nambour
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