41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 11 nights
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Kiama
— 9 nights
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Macleay Island
— 1 night
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Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
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Lamington National Park
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 9 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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Sydney

— 11 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (Cahill's Lookout, The Three Sisters, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online travel route builder.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kiama.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Kiama

— 9 nights
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bawley Vale Estate (in Bawley Point), Badgerys Lookout (in Tallong) and Mittagong (The Grape Escape, Mittagong Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, hike along Kiama Coastal Walk, make a trip to Kiama Municipal Council, and examine the collection at HARS Aviation Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kiama day trip tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Kiama in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kiama when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Macleay Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Kara-Mia's Mosaics, then shop like a local with Macleay Island Art Complex, and then stroll through Dalpura Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Macleay Island attractions planner.

You can drive from Kiama to Macleay Island in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Kiama in May, you will find days in Macleay Island are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Point Lookout.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
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Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island

— 1 night
Point Lookout is a headland, small coastal town and locality on the eastern coast of North Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Point Lookout sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Macleay Island to Point Lookout takes 4 hours. In May in Point Lookout, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Point Lookout

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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Lamington National Park

— 3 nights
Explore Lamington National Park's surroundings by going to Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre (in Beaudesert) and Canungra (Mountview Alpaca Farm & Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lamington National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Point Lookout to Lamington National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Brisbane

— 9 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Victoria Point Reserve (in Victoria Point), White Rock-Spring Mtn Conservation Estate (in Ipswich) and Mount French National Park (in Boonah). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lamington National Park to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Hamilton Island

— 4 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, stroll through Catseye Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Hamilton Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games
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Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Brisbane Region travel guide

4.5
Parks · Nature & Parks · Lookouts
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.