33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
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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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and GC Jet Boating & Parasailing make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Brisbane and see South Bank Parklands, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary builder website.

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Dreamworld ©
Theme Park
Dreamworld
3.7

5
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Beach Hire and Peregian Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Woombye (Thrill Hill Waterslide & Queensland Zoo) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Kings Beach). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, take the plunge with Skydive Noosa, and look for gifts at Podie Pie.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Noosa Spa ©
Must see
The Noosa Spa
4.7
Golden Beach Hire ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Golden Beach Hire
4.9

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Noosa to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and GBR Helicopters -Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, trot along with a tour on horseback, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
©
World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
©
Safari
Safaris
4.9

3
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Mala Walk will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Uluru ©
World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7
Lungkata Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Lungkata Walk
4.7

5
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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.
Kids will enjoy Werribee Open Range Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Melbourne Zoo ©
Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo
4.3
Melbourne Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney online holiday planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Aquarium
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
3.6
Bondi Beach ©
Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

3
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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Bring the kids along to Lagoon Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, shake up your sightseeing with Lord Howe Island - Sea to Summit Expeditions, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Lagoon Beach ©
Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
Ned's Beach ©
Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0

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