35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lismore
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Wallerawang
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane


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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Coolangatta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Hall, Roma Street Parkland, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder website .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Lennox Head Boardwalk (in Lennox Head) and Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail (in Ballina). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Getaway Girls, and stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay itinerary website .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gold Coast in June since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lismore.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Lismore

Lismore ©
Lismore is a city in northeastern New South Wales, Australia and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area; it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the State. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bundjalung National Park and Pippi Beach. Explore Lismore's surroundings by going to Evans Head (Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum & Razorback Lookout), Angourie Walking Track (in Yamba) and Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery (in Kyogle). And it doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Rocky Creek Dam, hunt for treasures at Lismore Car Boot Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Books and Stuff.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Lismore online itinerary planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Lismore in an hour. In June in Lismore, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Lismore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Evans Head, Yamba, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery
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Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery ©
Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery

1
day
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, and then steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wallerawang travel planner.

You can drive from Lismore to Wallerawang in 10 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Lismore in June, expect Wallerawang to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park ©
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jenolan Caves and Govetts Leap. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Cathedral of Ferns Walk (in Mt Wilson). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, take in panoramic vistas at Cahill's Lookout, don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, and pause for some photo ops at The Road Builders Memorial.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Katoomba visit planning tool .

Drive from Wallerawang to Katoomba in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Cathedral of Ferns Walk, Leura Cascades, Hargraves Lookout
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Watson's Bay and Chinese Garden of Friendship. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

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

5
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, approximately 1h 45 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

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Getting from Sydney to Darwin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Darwin to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paronella Park and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Des Spencer Galleries (in Port Douglas). Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in July: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Paronella Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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