37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Newcastle
— 1 night
train:  7​h 30​min
Yamba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Gold Coast Hinterland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
train:  17​h
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
Birmingham

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Birmingham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Birmingham in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

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St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
days
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 12th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head and then learn about winemaking at Peterson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, then see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle road trip site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yamba.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

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Peterson House, Tomaree Head
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

1
day
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. On the 14th (Thu), stroll through Pippi Beach, see the interesting displays at New Italy, and then take some stellar pictures from Razorback Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yamba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Yamba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Yamba are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

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New Italy, Razorback Lookout
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New Italy ©
New Italy
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Razorback Lookout ©
Razorback Lookout

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lennox Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: You and Bamboo (in Bogangar) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yamba to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Coast Hinterland.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

You and Bamboo, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tropical Fruit World
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

2
days
Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
On the 18th (Mon), browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast Hinterland trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast Hinterland in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast Hinterland can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, Glow Worm Caves, Robina Town Shopping Centre, David Fleay Wildlife Park
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
days
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 Queensland Art Gallery and Newstead House. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary builder .

You can drive from Gold Coast Hinterland to Brisbane in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, make a trip to Hastings Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Noosa route builder website .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Castle, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
days
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Shute Harbour. Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Speed Boats Tours

2
days
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Castle Hill, then step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, then browse the exhibits of Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in July: highs in Townsville hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

2
days
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery, take an in-depth tour of Australian Sugar Industry Museum, and then stroll through Paronella Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, then kick back and relax at Mission Beach, and then shop like a local with Helen Wiltshire Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mission Beach driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Townsville to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

#Parks, #Adventure, #Tours

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Paronella Park, Murdering Point Winery, Australian Sugar Industry Museum
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Murdering Point Winery ©
Murdering Point Winery

2
days
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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