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
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

9
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: Cottesloe Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tyler's Vineyard and Fig Tree Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery (in Henley Brook), Baskerville (Entopia Wines & John Kosovich Wines) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). There's much more to do: look for gifts at The House of Honey, look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park, learn about winemaking at Olive Farm Wines, and get a taste of the local shopping with Talijancich Wines.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth attractions planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Baskerville, Rockingham, Herne Hill, Fremantle
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 13:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

6
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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Do your shopping at Coffee Works and Tanks Arts Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Sunday Market Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Candy Store Leura (in Leura), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stop by Opal Minded.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. Traveling from Perth in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The Candy Store Leura
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley will get you outdoors. Head to Goaty Hill Wines and Design Centre Tasmaniafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and look for gifts at The Old Umbrella Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Launceston in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online visit planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Degraves Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online itinerary builder .

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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