29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Natural Bridge will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to You and Bamboo (in Bogangar) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, You and Bamboo
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

5
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bundjalung National Park and Belongil Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral and Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Broadwater National Park (in Broadwater) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online travel planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Gold Coast in June, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bundjalung National Park, Lennox Head Beach, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and West End. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Montville Art Gallery (in Montville), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip tool .

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kings Beach, Montville Art Gallery, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides. Shrine of Remembrance and Hillsong Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Daylesford (Convent Gallery & Spas & Wellness) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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Spas & Wellness
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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