33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Waverley
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Parramatta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Manly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Whale Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
9
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
11
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Waverley.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
day
Waverley

Waverley ©
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Nielsen Park, then stroll the grounds of Waverley Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Waverley trip itinerary planner.

Waverley is just a short distance from Sydney. March in Waverley sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Parramatta.

Things to do in Waverley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley Cemetery, Nielsen Park
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Waverley Cemetery ©
Waverley Cemetery
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

2
nights
Parramatta

Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hillsong Church. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Parramatta day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waverley to Parramatta takes an hour. In March, daytime highs in Parramatta are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Manly.

Things to do in Parramatta

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hillsong Church, The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Let the collections at Aboriginal Fine Art and Craft and Manly Art Gallery and Museum capture your imagination. Visit Shelly Beach and Little Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Narrabeen (Narrabeen Lagoon State Park & North Narrabeen Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Joel Coleman Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manly sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Parramatta to Manly in an hour. In April in Manly, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whale Beach.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Narrabeen, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Whale Beach

Whale Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach, and then wander the streets of Whale Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Bouddi National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Whale Beach visit planner .

Getting from Manly to Whale Beach by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Whale Beach are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Whale Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Bouddi National Park, Baha'i House of Worship
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Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship

2
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Witches Falls Winery, then do a tasting at Castle Glen Cellars, then admire the natural beauty at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, and finally get your game on at Thunderbird Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, then pause for some photo ops at Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Govardhana Australia.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tamborine Mountain route maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whale Beach to Tamborine Mountain. In April, daily temperatures in Tamborine Mountain can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

New Govardhana Australia, Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians
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New Govardhana Australia ©
New Govardhana Australia
Witches Falls Winery ©
Witches Falls Winery

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 get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Moffat Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Caloundra Lighthouses and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Buderim to see Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island itinerary website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. April in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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 get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Village Gallery (in Palm Cove), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra). And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning app .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Cairns. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Artistree Gallery, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 26th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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