32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kiama
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Martinsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Evans Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Tweed Heads
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

4
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and DFO South Wharf. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 4th (Sun), stop by Tyde, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cowes trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Forrest Caves, The Nobbies Centre
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Forrest Caves ©
Forrest Caves

1
night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planner .

Getting from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Entrance Beach and then explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Lakes Entrance in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach

1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, stroll through On the Perch, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve.

Plan my day in Merimbula using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Lakes Entrance to Merimbula by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Merimbula can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

On the Perch
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Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Clyde River National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Batemans Bay takes 2.5 hours. August in Batemans Bay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kiama.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Nature Outdoors Parks
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Clyde River National Park ©
Clyde River National 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 9th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnamurra Falls, and then look for gifts at Starfish Education Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Ten Thousand Paces, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Gibraltar Reserve, and then browse the fresh offerings at Kiama Produce Market.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kiama trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Batemans Bay to Kiama by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kiama can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Martinsville.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Minnamurra Falls, Ten Thousand Paces, Mount Gibraltar Reserve, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Starfish Education Centre ©
Starfish Education Centre

1
night
Martinsville

Martinsville ©
Martinsville is a small town near Morisset and west of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Morisset Picnic Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Morisset Park, and then trek along Gap Creek Falls Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Martinsville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kiama to Martinsville takes 3.5 hours. In August in Martinsville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Martinsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Morisset
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Morisset Picnic Area ©
Morisset Picnic Area
Morisset Park ©
Morisset Park

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Zenith Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and then identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shoal Bay online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Martinsville to Shoal Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Shoal Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
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Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk ©
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk

2
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 13th (Tue), hike along Coastal walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, delve into the distant past at Innes Ruins, and then try for a hole-in-one at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie planner .

Getting from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Shoal Bay in August: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ulidarra National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Evans Head.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Ulidarra National Park ©
Ulidarra National Park

1
night
Evans Head

Evans Head ©
Evans Head is a town in Richmond Valley Shire of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bundjalung National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Evans Head trip planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Evans Head in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Evans Head

Nature Beaches Outdoors
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Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park

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 17th (Sat), make a trip to Lone Goat Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Lismore Car Boot Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Evans Head to Byron Bay takes an hour. August in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Lismore Car Boot Market
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach

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nights
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. Attractions like Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Heads Beach make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre or Robina Town Shopping Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Tweed Heads: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and get your game on at Tabatinga Family Fun Centre Tweed Heads.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tweed Heads sightseeing planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Tweed Heads in an hour. August in Tweed Heads sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tweed Heads to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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