34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + train:  10​h
11
Townsville
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
13
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
14
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo


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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.
You've now added Sydney Opera House to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 13 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the galleries of The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then admire the striking features of Franklin House, then admire the sheer force of Montezuma Falls, and finally step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Launceston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania, Holm Oak Vineyards, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Take a break from the city and head to Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clair. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Donaghys Lookout (in Franklin) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge).

To find out how to plan a trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Donaghys Lookout, The Wall in the Wilderness
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Melbourne Sports Tours, Running Tours Melbourne, Bike Tours Melbourne, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): gain a rich perspective with Melbourne Sports Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with Sea All Dolphin Swims. On the next day, take a spin around town with Bike Tours Melbourne, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sea All Dolphin Swims
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Sports Tours ©
Melbourne Sports Tours
Sea All Dolphin Swims ©
Sea All Dolphin Swims
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Island Beach. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

Planning Kangaroo Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

2
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Adelaide

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 28th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, then look for gifts at McLaren Vale, and finally kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace and then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. December in Adelaide sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gold Coast Bike Tours as well as Surfers Paradise Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and browse the eclectic array of goods at South Bank Market.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bike On Australia, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Noosa River & Canal Cruises, and other attractions. We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Peregian Beach and Buderim Forest Park. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Podie Pie (in Nambour), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, find your balance on the water with Boardwalk Boat Hire, and look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Noosa road trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Podie Pie, Marcoola Beach, Sunshine Castle, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

1
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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Howea Divers as well as Islander Cruises. On the 7th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Islander Cruises, take a memorable tour with Marine Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Howea Divers.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Noosa to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 12.5 hours. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, then admire all the interesting features of Castle Hill, and finally stop by Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Townsville trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and train from Fraser Island to Townsville takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Townsville when traveling from Fraser Island in January, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Strand ©
The Strand

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fly Sea Eagle, Reef Daytripper, Passions of Paradise Reef Tour, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trinity Beach and St Monica's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Full Circle Studio and Gallery and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery & Kuranda Candy Kitchen). There's much more to do: hit the road with Trail Bike Adventures, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and look for gifts at Luminous Lights.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Full Circle Studio and Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bike Shop & Hire, Agincourt Reef, Calypso Reef Cruises, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Bike Shop & Hire, then stop by Funstuff by Lynda, then see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Calypso Reef Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Bike Shop & Hire ©
Bike Shop & Hire

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Sydney Opera House has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. See some other sides of Sydney: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Coogee Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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