36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Townsville
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

11
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 Lake Wendouree and Eastern Beach Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lydiard Street, & more) and St Augustine's Church (in Creswick). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Churchill Island, Eastern Beach Reserve, Split Point Lighthouse
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Lincoln's Rock. Step out of Sydney to go to Blackheath and see Govetts Leap, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Govetts Leap, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): go for a walk through Castle Hill, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then make a trip to Riverway. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Bowling Green Bay National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Townsville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Townsville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Bowling Green Bay National Park ©
Bowling Green Bay National Park
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

3
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Moondarra and Outback at Isa. Change things up with a short trip to Burke&Wills Monument in Cloncurry (about 1h 25 min away).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Isa tour app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Townsville to Mount Isa. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Isa when traveling from Townsville in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Burke&Wills Monument
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Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Mount Isa City Lookout ©
Mount Isa City Lookout

5
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Explore hidden gems such as Billabong Sanctuary and Bowling Green Bay National Park. Spend the 19th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Explore Townsville further: don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart, take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, and stroll through The Strand.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Mount Isa to Townsville with the Route module. Traveling from Mount Isa in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Townsville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Story Bridge and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip maker app .

Getting from Townsville to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Townsville in June: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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