34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Travel:  156​h
1
Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Orbost
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bombala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
9
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
10
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
11
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
12
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Zurich


2
nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): try for a hole-in-one at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, then explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyerimilang Heritage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to The Entrance Walk, then examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally Head underground at Buchan Caves.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance itinerary planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Lakes Entrance is an approximately 156-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Lakes Entrance is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in April; daily highs in Lakes Entrance reach 23°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St Mary's Catholic Church, Buchan Caves
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Nyerimilang Heritage Park ©
Nyerimilang Heritage Park

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tyde, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally experience rural life at Bimbadeen Phillip Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cowes online travel route planner .

Getting from Lakes Entrance to Cowes by car takes about 4 hours. In April in Cowes, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Orbost.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventnor, Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Bimbadeen Phillip Island ©
Bimbadeen Phillip Island

1
night
Orbost

Orbost ©
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Youngs Creek Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Snowy River Marlo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orbost travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Orbost takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bombala.

Things to do in Orbost

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Snowy River Marlo
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Youngs Creek Falls ©
Youngs Creek Falls

1
night
Bombala

Bombala ©
Bombala is a town in the Monaro region of south-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Bombala Railway Station and then explore the striking landscape of South East Forests National Park.

Plan a Bombala trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Orbost to Bombala by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Bombala

Nature Parks Wildlife
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South East Forests National Park ©
South East Forests National Park

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Treasures from the Deep Opal and Shell Museum, try for a hole-in-one at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, and then meet the residents at Mogo Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay online itinerary builder .

Getting from Bombala to Batemans Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mogo Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf

4
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.
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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning website .

Getting from Batemans Bay to Sydney by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, make a trip to Passage Peak and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hayman Island online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island. In May, daily temperatures in Hayman Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Nature Parks Trails
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1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island tour website .

Explore your travel options from Hayman Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Traveling from Hayman Island in May, Whitsunday Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, stroll through Eli Creek, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then get great views at Fisherman's Lookout, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, then let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Byron Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Fisherman's Lookout ©
Fisherman's Lookout

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