38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Wallerawang
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kiama
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
10
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Green Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  27​h
End: London

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Buderim Lions Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Caloundra online trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Caloundra is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Caloundra. Traveling from London in July, Caloundra is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Buderim, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Castle, Chenrezig Institute, Mapleton Observatory
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Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

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.
Bring the kids along to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Brisbane and see Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip planning app .

You can drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
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.
On the 16th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nimbin Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, then view the masterpieces at Thomgallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online trip maker .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Nimbin Rocks, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
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Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

6
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore and learn at Powerhouse Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Pulpit Rock Lookout will thrill your kids. Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Odd Mountain will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

Planning Katoomba trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, then steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wallerawang trip planning website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Wallerawang in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Wallerawang are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kiama.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lithgow
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park ©
Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park

2
nights
Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
On the 29th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, stroll through Shoalhaven Zoo, and then get great views at Little Blowhole Reserve “Endeavour Lookout”. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bass Point Reserve, stop by Starfish Education Centre, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moona Moona Creek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kiama travel site .

You can drive from Wallerawang to Kiama in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Moona Moona Creek, Shoalhaven Zoo
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek
Bass Point Reserve ©
Bass Point Reserve

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kiama to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kiama in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom and then visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Fraser Island travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Fraser Island reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, then pause for some photo ops at Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Questacon, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Canberra in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fraser Island in August: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
nights
Green Island

Green Island
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Upolu Cay and then meet the residents at Marineland Crocodile Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Green Island online tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canberra to Green Island. Traveling from Canberra in August, expect Green Island to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Green Island

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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