27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  31​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Travel:  1​h
2
Fitzroy Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  1​h 30​min
3
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Twin Waters
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Woolgoolga
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
11
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Gothenburg

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Gothenburg to Cairns. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

3
nights
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fitzroy Island National Park and Sunlover Reef Cruises.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fitzroy Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. In December, daily temperatures in Fitzroy Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sunlover Reef Cruises
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Sunlover Reef Cruises ©
Sunlover Reef Cruises
Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You've now added Wilderness Eco Safaris to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Palm Cove road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fitzroy Island to Palm Cove. December in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wilderness Eco Safaris
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online route planner .

Fly from Palm Cove to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Cove in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. You'll set off for Twin Waters on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

3
nights
Twin Waters

Twin Waters
To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Twin Waters trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Brisbane to Twin Waters in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Twin Waters are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Twin Waters

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

2
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamborine Mountain trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Twin Waters to Tamborine Mountain in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Woolgoolga.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

1
night
Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga
Woolgoolga is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Woolgoolga driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Woolgoolga by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Woolgoolga can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Pokolbin on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Woolgoolga

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Pokolbin holiday maker site .

You can drive from Woolgoolga to Pokolbin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

5
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning app .

Drive from Pokolbin to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

few
hours
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

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