35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Tallahassee

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Do your shopping at Robina Town Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, take in the views from Story Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning app .

Tallahassee, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tallahassee to Brisbane, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tallahassee, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Beach and The Original Eumundi Markets. You'll get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Noosa River, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and catch some excitement at Noosa Horses.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Noosa holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Noosa Horses, Carlo Sand Blow, The Original Eumundi Markets
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Catseye Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hamilton Island Golf Club and Hamilton Island Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Jetryder and don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Noosa to Hamilton Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach journey maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Agincourt Reef. Get in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Daintree National Park. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

Plan a Port Douglas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Get in touch with nature at Eastern Beach Reserve and Royal Botanic Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford) and Wild Trout Downunde Gordon Hat Shoppe (in Gordon). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through St. Kilda Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, St. Kilda Beach, Wild Trout Downunde Gordon Hat Shoppe, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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 Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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