37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 12 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sarajevo

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

9
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roma Street Parkland and City Botanic Gardens. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Natural Bridge (in Springbrook). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Kondalilla Falls, Kings Beach, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

12
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 The Giant Stairway. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Leura Cascades) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra River. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Daylesford (Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens & Lake Daylesford), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat) and Geelong Botanical Gardens (in Geelong). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Geelong, Bells Beach, Anglesea Surf Centre
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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