41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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41 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

14
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Manly Beach and Newport Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock, Anvil Rock Lookout, & more), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, view the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, and then tour the water at your own pace with Cruise Gold Coast.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Everglades, then take a stroll through Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Noosa, Sunshine Castle
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and finally get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Brisbane driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
nights
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 14th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then stop by Above & Below Photography, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

12
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Village Gallery, & more), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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