30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Perth
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 7 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to London

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Perth — 5 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fremantle Prison and The Nostalgia Box Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Step out of Perth to go to Mandurah and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Zanthorrea Nursery, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth holiday maker tool.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Perth to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 7 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Perth to Sydney by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then get great views at Lows Lookout. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 6 nights

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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise (in Surfers Paradise) and Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach). On the 14th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square, and get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 3 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You've now added Airlie Beach Lagoon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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