27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  26​h
1
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Montreal

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 13th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Questacon, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip site .

Montreal, Canada to Canberra is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Canberra, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect nights in Canberra to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

5
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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny (Maleny Dairies, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, & more), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Spend the 28th (Fri) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane attractions planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Brisbane to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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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 4th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, gear up at Gear Rentals, then view the masterpieces at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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