34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: George
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Travel:  23​h 15​min
9
Lizard Island
— 1 night
Travel:  11​h 45​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
12
Mossman
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: George

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Torquay holiday planning tool .

George, South Africa to Torquay is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George to Torquay is 8 hours. Traveling from George in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Torquay. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Geelong Botanical Gardens, Erskine Falls
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like St. Kilda Beach and Warrandyte State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Trin Warren Tam-boore and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday maker site .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You've now added Waterfall Gully to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hale Conservation Park, and then savor the flavors at Domain Day Cellar Door.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Williamstown, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park ©
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in October, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Tangalooma Island Resort Whale Watching Cruise has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. We've also included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Brisbane River and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Manly Beach and Camp Cove will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Lizard Island

Lizard Island
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at No Name Reef and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cod Hole.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lizard Island trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Lizard Island with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Lizard Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitehaven Xpress as well as Cruise Whitsundays. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Cruise Whitsundays, then tour in harmony with nature at Whitehaven Xpress, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lizard Island to Airlie Beach. In October, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cruise Whitsundays ©
Cruise Whitsundays

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nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Whitsunday Islands National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island tour itinerary app .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, Whitsunday Island is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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nights
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Safaris has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, then stroll through Myall Beach, and finally hike along Dubuji Boardwalk. On the next day, engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mossman using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Mossman. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mossman, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mossman

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Mossman Gorge Centre, Safaris, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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