36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Canberra
— 14 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Campbelltown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Manly
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Portland

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Eat Street Northshore and State Library Of Queensland. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: The Workshops Rail Museum (in Ipswich) and Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, take a stroll through West End, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Street Mall, and snap pictures at Story Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder site.

Portland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Workshops Rail Museum, Bee Gees Way
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Anglican Cathedral ©
St. John's Anglican Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

14
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.
Head to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Canberra Outlet Centrefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Bungonia National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Shoalhaven River Gorge (in Marulan), Goulburn (Bungonia State Conservation Area, Riversdale National Trust Historic Homestead, &more) and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Reflections Holididay Parks Burrinjuck Waters, and get to know the fascinating history of Blundells Cottage.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canberra tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you will find days in Canberra are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are much colder (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Campbelltown.

Things to do in Canberra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Goulburn, Paddys River, Shoalhaven River Gorge, Reflections Holididay Parks Burrinjuck Waters, Bungonia National Park
Highlights from your plan
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

4
nights
Campbelltown

Campbelltown ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard. Get a sense of the local culture at Berrima Courthouse and All Aboard Braemar Model Railway. Explore Campbelltown's surroundings by going to Berrima (Bendooley Estate Book Barn & Berrima District Museum), Mittagong (Mount Gibraltar Reserve & Sturt Gallery) and Bowral (The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space, Dirty Janes Bowral, &more).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Campbelltown trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Canberra to Campbelltown in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Campbelltown: highs are around 69°F and lows about 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manly.

Things to do in Campbelltown

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Bowral, Berrima, Mittagong, All Aboard Braemar Model Railway, Moonrise Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Dirty Janes Bowral ©
Dirty Janes Bowral
All Aboard Braemar Model Railway ©
All Aboard Braemar Model Railway

2
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Shelly Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's on the Corso, then stroll through Palm Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Manly Quarantine Station, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Manly tour planner.

Traveling by car from Campbelltown to Manly takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Campbelltown in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Manly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Cairns Art Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. You'll explore and learn at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and KickArts Contemporary Arts. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manly in May, with highs in Cairns at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, Crystal Cascades, Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Shark Diving

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