33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Annie's Ladies Boutique) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 31st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Rex Lookout, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, head outdoors with Jetryder, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. November in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
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 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder app .

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 November, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Paradise Beach and O'Reillys Birds of Prey. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tweed Heads). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Fishing Charters & Tours, Broken Head Nature Reserve, O'Reillys Birds of Prey
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Leura Post Office. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout & Pulpit Rock Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online day trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Leura Post Office
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 19th (Tue), trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
We've included these beaches for you: Warnbro Beach and Scarborough Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Swan River and Caversham Wildlife Park. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth driving holiday planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, with highs in Perth at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perth Zoo, Warnbro Beach
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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