33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

14
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay holiday builder .

Drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gold Coast in April since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

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Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns travel route tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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