35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  20​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Townsville
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
13
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
15
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kirra Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. It doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then get great views at Trethewies Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, and finally look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Stanley in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Stanley reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Beauty Point trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stanley to Beauty Point. In July in Beauty Point, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Wineries Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Moores Hill Estate, Tamar Valley Art Shack
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally don't miss a visit to The Big Tasmanian Devil.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mole Creek trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Mole Creek takes 1.5 hours. July in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
King Solomans Caves ©
King Solomans Caves

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planner .

Getting from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Lady Barron Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at Maydena Bike Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tall Trees Walk, admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mount Field National Park holiday builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mount Field National Park. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Maydena Bike Park
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Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maria Island National Park and Tessellated Pavement. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasman Arch. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see St John the Baptist Chuch in Buckland, approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanic Gardens and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and St Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Arrow Walk
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Skydiving

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): stop by With Sugar, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 4th (Sun), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Townsville trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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nights
Magnetic Island

Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island day trip site .

Magnetic Island is just a stone's throw from Townsville. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach tour planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Magnetic Island in August, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip maker .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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