29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

6
nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, SunJet Simulations, Moffat Beach
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and explore the activities along Lake Claremont.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Perth online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lake Claremont, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Nowhereman Brewing Co.
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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