34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
End: Sydney

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Palm Cove Beach and Photography Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Opal Reef. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Yungaburra (Cathedral Fig Tree & Curtain Fig National Park) and Port Douglas (Safaris, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, & more). Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner.

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yungaburra, Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Safaris

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cottesloe Beach and St. Mary's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery and Aviation Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo), Fremantle (Norm wrightson hairway, Fremantle Prison, & more) and Trigg Beach (in Trigg). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Hotham Ridge Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Lutheran Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth trip builder website .

You can fly from Cairns to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairns in June, you will find days in Perth are little chillier (23°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mullaloo Beach, City Beach, Hotham Ridge Winery, Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Relax by the water at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet), Ballarat (Lake Wendouree, Art Gallery of Ballarat, & more) and Paramoor Winery (in Carlsruhe). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne route builder website .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Maddens Rise, Split Point Lighthouse, Red Gallery, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church
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Balloon Rides
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Kimoyes, then get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Underground Spirits.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in July, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Falls and The Giant Stairway. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder website .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Govetts Leap, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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