34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay
— 1 day
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
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Byron Bay
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Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale III Associates & Wirra Wirra Vineyards). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, sample the fine beverages at Prohibition Liquor Co, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lofty Summit.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

Bendigo to Adelaide is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Govetts Leap and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see The Three Sisters, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 1 day
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Lone Goat Gallery, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Noosa

— 4 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore hidden gems such as Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mooloolaba Beach), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach). There's more to do: explore the activities along Noosa River and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Noosa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Reef and The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Noosa to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Barron Falls, &more). Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Island (Passage Peak & Catseye Beach) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay & Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, get a dose of the wild on Turtle Tours, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sundive Byron Bay and Belongil Beach. Step out of Byron Bay with an excursion to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah--about 42 minutes away. See some other sides of Byron Bay: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and look for gifts at The Byron Bay Book Exchange.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Airlie Beach to Byron Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.