28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Margaret River
— 2 nights
+4
bus + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  17​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Manchester

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Geelong Botanical Gardens. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, you will find days in Melbourne are warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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Geelong
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
days
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as London Bridge and Port Campbell National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warrnambool: Bay of Martyrs (in Peterborough) and The Arch (in Port Campbell). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Blarney Books and Art.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Warrnambool vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Port Campbell, Bay of Martyrs, Blarney Books and Art
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Michaelmas Cay and Spas & Wellness. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner .

Getting from Warrnambool to Cairns by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

3
days
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, and then appreciate the history behind Rats of Tobruk Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Geeveston to see Tahune Forest AirWalk about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Maria Island National Park, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

2
days
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Greens Pool and then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Coles Bay to Albany in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coles Bay to Albany is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

2
days
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach and then explore the activities along Bunker Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Margaret River holiday builder website .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

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Bunker Bay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car from Margaret River to Fraser Island takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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