33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Dublin


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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, get interesting insight from Tours, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Dublin, Ireland to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Traveling from Dublin in October, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mission Beach trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Mission Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Beach Book Boutique, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach road trip app .

Getting from Mission Beach to Airlie Beach by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
nights
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Rainbow Beach, explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, and then explore the activities along Searys Creek.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rainbow Beach trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (in Tanawha) and Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, take some stellar pictures from Mount Tinbeerwah, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Noosa driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Caloundra Coastal Walk
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay tour planner .

Drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne vacation maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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