35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru


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5
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Kids will enjoy Safaris and Opal Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Des Spencer Galleries (in Port Douglas), Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Village Gallery (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, make a splash at Sugarworld Waterpark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Sugarworld Waterpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Art on Cairncross and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Family-friendly places like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville), Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and Opals Down Under (in Glenview). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Relove Oxley, and kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Brisbane reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Opals Down Under, Moffat Beach, Art on Cairncross, Kawana Shoppingworld, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

5
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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Fingal Head Lighthouse in Fingal Head (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and The National Pass. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through The Rocks, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and then browse the exhibits of Nolan Art Gallery & School. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally look for gifts at Nutpatch.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur vacation planning site .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Tasmanian Glassblowers
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at FortyFiveDownstairs, and get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Launceston in April, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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