39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Brisbane
— 11 nights
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Cairns
— 11 nights
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Cooktown
— 7 nights
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Sydney

— 9 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Brislington Medical and Nursing Museum (in Parramatta), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Spooners Lookout) and Leura (Leura Post Office, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Watsons Bay, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 11 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Brisbane and West End. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mooloolaba Beach), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Coolangatta (U.S.S. Mugford, Coolangatta Beach, &more). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Cairns

— 11 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and St Monica's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Horses in Port, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, walk around Paronella Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cooktown

— 7 nights
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Grassy Hill. James Cook Museum and Cooktown History Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cooktown to go to Daintree and see Tranquility Falls, which is approximately 3h 15 min away. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Mount Cook National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, take in the dramatic scenery at Isabella Falls, identify plant and animal life at Endeavour River National Park, and view the masterpieces at Kuku Bulkaway.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cairns to Cooktown by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.