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
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Maroochydore
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind 1876 Landing Party, get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns itinerary planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Noosa River (in Noosaville), Mount Cooroora (in Pomona) and Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Kings Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maroochydore road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Maroochydore. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Maroochydore hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Noosa, Coolum Beach, Mount Cooroora
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maroochydore to Fraser Island. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

5
nights
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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 7:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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