27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Brisbane
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Hamilton Island
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Whitsunday Island
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Daydream Island
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Ballina
— 6 nights
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Scone
— 5 nights
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Sydney
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Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. Let the collections at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise) and Moffat Beach (in Caloundra). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 69.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Island

— 2 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hamilton Island Air as well as Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see Whitsunday Luxury Sailing Holiday and then see the world from above with Hamilton Island Air. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Jetryder and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Whitsunday Island

— 3 nights
You've now added Whitehaven Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, plan for little chillier nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Daydream Island

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Daydream Island trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Daydream Island. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Daydream Island, with lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Ballina on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Ballina

— 6 nights
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lennox Head Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Attractions like David Fleay Wildlife Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Coolangatta (St. Peter's Anglican Church, Kirra Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, and stroll around Victoria Park Nature Reserve.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Ballina. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Daydream Island in December since evenings lows in Ballina dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Scone.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scone

— 5 nights
Scone is a town in the Upper Hunter Shire in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Hunter Valley Zoo to your itinerary. Explore Scone's surroundings by going to Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah), Maitland Gaol (in East Maitland) and Pokolbin (Scarborough Wine Co, Waverley Estate, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Scone travel route planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Scone in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Scone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boutique Tours Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks, indulge your senses at Boutique Tours Australia, and then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Scone to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.