34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning site .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Perth hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Wireless Hill Park, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). Spend the 16th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

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You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Jewel Cave, Lake Cave, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 22nd (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Melbourne in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: have fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, SunJet Simulations
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Norries Head (in Cabarita). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, and take in the waterfront at Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Norries Head, Watersports Guru, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Norries Head ©
Norries Head

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Cairns. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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