32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
1
Perth
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Geraldton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Perth
— Few hours
Drive:  62​h
4
Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Townsville
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
9
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
10
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
11
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
13
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Coffs Harbour
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
16
Palm Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
17
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon), Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle Prison, & more). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and meet the residents at Perth Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip planning website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Adventure World Perth Australia, Tyler's Vineyard, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Change things up with these side-trips from Geraldton: Hutt Lagoon (in Kalbarri) and Oakabella Homestead (in Northampton). There's much more to do: step aboard HMAS Sydney II Memorial, contemplate the long history of Central Greenough, take in the exciting artwork at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, and make a trip to The Leaning Trees.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Geraldton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Geraldton sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenough, Hutt Lagoon, Oakabella Homestead
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
Oakabella Homestead ©
Oakabella Homestead

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Perth

Perth
To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Geraldton to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 11th (Tue), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Fun & Games
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Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Find out how to plan Port Douglas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Mission Arts, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mission Beach trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Skydiving
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

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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.
Plan my day in Townsville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums Shopping
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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 16th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Whitsunday Island. You'll set off for Mackay on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackay trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Mackay. In December, daytime highs in Mackay are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mackay

Theme Parks Parks
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Mackay Aqua Park ©
Mackay Aqua Park
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): cool off at WetSide Water Park, then view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Hervey Bay. Expect little chillier evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Mackay in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

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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 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast vacation site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks
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Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online tour builder .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Spas & Wellness

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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 26th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip tool .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in December, plan for little chillier days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Avalon Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then stroll through Palm Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Beach day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coffs Harbour to Palm Beach. December in Palm Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip maker .

You can drive from Palm Beach to Sydney in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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