33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Daintree
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Yeppoon
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
7
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h 15​min
8
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Kurrajong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Oberon
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Katoomba
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: London


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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 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). On the next day, examine the collection at The Workshops Rail Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect Brisbane to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Workshops Rail Museum
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Herberton, Crystal Cascades, The Crystal Caves
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

1
night
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Daintree day trip tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Daintree in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Daintree sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, and then contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre. On your second day here, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Little Crystal Creek.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Townsville trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Daintree to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Townsville sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
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Little Crystal Creek ©
Little Crystal Creek
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds, see the interesting displays at Melba House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pioneer River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll the grounds of Mackay General Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Fredericks Showcase Space, and finally take some stellar pictures from Slade Point.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mackay online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Mackay. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Townsville in April: highs in Mackay hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Melba House
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Pioneer River ©
Pioneer River
Mackay General Cemetery ©
Mackay General Cemetery

1
day
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by Coastal Funk, then take some stellar pictures from Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, and finally see the interesting displays at Shell World Yeppoon.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yeppoon tour planner .

Traveling by car from Mackay to Yeppoon takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Yeppoon are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Shell World Yeppoon ©
Shell World Yeppoon
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout ©
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take an in-depth tour of Palace Backpackers Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, contemplate the long history of Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, then see the interesting displays at Bond Store Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Customs House Interpretive Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeppoon to Hervey Bay. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maryborough, Palace Backpackers Memorial
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bond Store Museum ©
Bond Store Museum
Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

2
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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 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Govardhana Australia. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New Govardhana Australia
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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New Govardhana Australia ©
New Govardhana Australia
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Blast Furnace Park, then take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, then explore the activities along Lake Wallace, and finally contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wallerawang road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Wallerawang. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wallerawang, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Blast Furnace Park ©
Blast Furnace Park

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour builder app .

You can drive from Wallerawang to Sydney in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kurrajong.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sam Fiszman Park
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

1
night
Kurrajong

Kurrajong ©
Kurrajong is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Bellbird Hill Lookout, stop by The Bilpin Fruit Bowl, then do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, then get great views at Hawkesbury Lookout, and finally trek along Yarramundi Reseve.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kurrajong journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Kurrajong takes 1.5 hours. April in Kurrajong sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oberon.

Things to do in Kurrajong

Wineries Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Bilpin, Yarramundi Reseve, Bellbird Hill Lookout, Hawkesbury Lookout
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
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Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Yarramundi Reseve ©
Yarramundi Reseve
Bellbird Hill Lookout ©
Bellbird Hill Lookout

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Oberon

Oberon ©
Oberon is a town and local government area (see Oberon Shire) in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse for treasures at Coopers Antiques and then admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Garden.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oberon trip planner .

Getting from Kurrajong to Oberon by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Oberon

Parks Shopping
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Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, and then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Katoomba driving holiday planner .

Getting from Oberon to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alberton Cemetery and Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop. Explore hidden gems such as Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and Great Prom Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Wilsons Promontory National Park side-trips: Pearl Park (in Foster), Cape Liptrap Lighthouse (in Tarwin Lower) and Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve (in Waratah Bay). There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Menniyan Art Gallery and explore the striking landscape of Bunurong Marine National Park.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wilsons Promontory National Park tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bunurong Marine National Park, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve, Alberton Cemetery
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Bunurong Marine National Park ©
Bunurong Marine National Park
Alberton Cemetery ©
Alberton Cemetery
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum ©

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Oldis Gardens, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Warrandyte River Reserve, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kalang Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Damper Creek Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Melbourne in 3 hours. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Warrandyte River Reserve, Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre, Kalang Park, Damper Creek Reserve, Oldis Gardens
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Damper Creek Reserve ©
Damper Creek Reserve
Kalang Park ©
Kalang Park

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