29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Adelaide is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Cooks' Cottage. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and The National Pass. Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Caloundra Lighthouses and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, stroll through Moffat Beach, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane route maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 23rd (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island online trip builder .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island by bus takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 27th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then stop by Annie's Ladies Boutique, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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