35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hobart
— 1 night
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, indulge in some personalized pampering at Elite Male Massage, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Melbourne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 9 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 1 night

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart journey website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Hobart hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 2 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get great views at Evans Lookout, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hobart to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in December, things will get a bit warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 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.
On the 28th (Wed), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 5 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island online route builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Noosa.
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli) and Wirreanda Park (in Buderim). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, experience rural life at Maleny Dairies, and get great views at McCarthy's Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Field of Light, and get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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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.
Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Billy Tea Safaris, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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