32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
8
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney


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2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach day trip planning website .

Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and stop by With Sugar.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 18°C, while nights are colder with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Cedars, Ashton Hills Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne visit app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): walk around City Park, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Canberra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Launceston in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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