30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Illusionary Art and The Sacred India Gallery. Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth route builder app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. When traveling from London in December, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Swan Valley, Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Illusionary Art
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Byron Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and David Fleay Wildlife Park (in West Burleigh). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Byron Bay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Byron Bay due to the time zone difference. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, David Fleay Wildlife Park, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Coolangatta Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore and learn at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage and Montville Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Noosa Main Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery & Queensland Air Museum), Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Noosa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Castle, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest will get you outdoors.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island vacation builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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9
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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