34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Annie's Ladies Boutique) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. In October, Cairns is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Jetryder. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip 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. November in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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

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.
Spend the 8th (Fri) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and don't miss a visit to Wheel of Brisbane.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane driving holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 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 little chillier with lows of 21°C in Brisbane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Tours
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, make a splash at Dreamworld, pick up some local products at Sanctuary Markets, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

8
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, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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