29 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

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29 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24 h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Wollongong
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 30 min
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  26 h
End: London

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and Lake Wendouree. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bendigo Art Gallery and Victorian Artists' Society. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford), Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Lorne Beach (in Lorne). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Italiano.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. When traveling from London in March, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lorne Beach, Bendigo Art Gallery, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps. On the next day, revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, then look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, then make a trip to The Grotto, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell travel route tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hyams Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Explore Wollongong's surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Huskisson) and Dirty Janes Bowral (in Bowral). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple and make a trip to Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Port Campbell to Wollongong by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Wollongong can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bowral, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Hyams Beach, Kiama Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountains and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Wollongong to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Vickers Fudge Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Roto House, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

Planning Port Macquarie trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Vickers Fudge Factory
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Gallery of Modern Art (in Brisbane) and Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Cape Byron Walking Track). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Michaelmas Cay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bones and Jones and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Mission Beach (in Mission Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, get interesting insight from Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mission Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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