39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
3
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Cooktown
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Sydney

9
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Spooners Lookout), Leura (Leura Post Office, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, &more) and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newcastle, Manly, Leura, Katoomba, Bowral
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

11
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Maritime Museum. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Coolangatta (U.S.S. Mugford, Coolangatta Beach, &more) and Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mooloolaba Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Mount Coolum, Maroochydore Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

11
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Golden Drop Mango Winery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Horses in Port, &more), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Palm Cove, Yungaburra, Mareeba
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

7
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grassy Hill and Cooktown History Centre. James Cook Museum and Kuku Bulkaway Aboriginal Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cooktown's surroundings by going to Daintree (Tranquility Falls & Photography Tours). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Finch Bay, take in nature's colorful creations at Cooktown Botanical Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Mount Cook National Park, and admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cooktown travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Cooktown in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Queensland
Highlights from your plan
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Photography Tours
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill

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