32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

5
nights
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday site.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Melbourne are warmer (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katoomba online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

5
nights
Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

2
nights
Brisbane

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.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online visit planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

4
nights
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.