39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 12 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 11th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

12
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Dreamworld (in Coomera), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary maker site .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Surfers Paradise, Mooloolaba, Burleigh Heads, Maleny Dairies
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

12
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Myall Beach, & more), Cairns (Esplanade Boardwalk, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, & more) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 2nd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Palm Cove, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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