27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Brasilia

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip site .

Brasilia, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Melbourne is 13 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Brasilia in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. You will leave for Hamilton Island on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Visit Hamilton Island Golf Club and Wild life Hamilton Island for their historical value. Relax by the water at Catseye Beach and Sports Club. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Jetryder, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island itinerary tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 21°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamborine Mountain and Zipline. Get some historical perspective at The Workshops Rail Museum and Queensland Maritime Museum. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Daisy Hill Conservation Park in Daisy Hill--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, don't miss a visit to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), and get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brisbane, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, The Workshops Rail Museum, Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Zipline
Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Cape Byron Walking Track. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Pat Morton Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (in Ballina) and Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts Byron Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Byron Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

3
nights
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 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Rocks Ferry Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Old Bottlebutt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, and finally stroll around Mrs York's Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, contemplate the waterfront views at Hastings River, then admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, then examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wauchope, North Brother Mountain
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Rocks Ferry Reserve ©
Rocks Ferry Reserve
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Cronulla Beach Walk and Sydney Jewish Museum. Visit Bronte Beach and Saddleback Mountain Lookout for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Kiama Harbour (in Kiama), Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and NSW Rail Museum (in Thirlmere). There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kiama, Bald Hill Lookout, HARS Aviation Museum, Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Visiting Anglesea Bike Park and Bellarine Rail Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Darnum Musical Village and Barwon Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale), Anglican Church, Barwon Heads (in Barwon Heads) and The Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail (in Warragul). Explore Melbourne further: contemplate the long history of Fort Nepean.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

The Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail, Fort Nepean, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Darnum Musical Village, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Anglesea Bike Park ©
Anglesea Bike Park
Darnum Musical Village ©
Darnum Musical Village
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

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