32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see South Bank Parklands about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, glide through the air with GC Jet Boating & Parasailing, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Gold Coast is 18 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will enjoy Golden Beach Hire and Noosa National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Queensland Zoo (in Woombye), Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast & Mooloolaba Beach) and Oz Ski Resort (in Coolum Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, stroll through Kings Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, and stop by MaisyMoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa vacation planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Beach Hire ©
Golden Beach Hire
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast ©
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Queensland Zoo ©
Queensland Zoo

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 10th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Sydney Opera House and Bondi to Coogee Walk will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Werribee Open Range Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Walpa Gorge will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Mala Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
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Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the world from above with GBR Helicopters -Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
GBR Helicopters -Tours ©
GBR Helicopters -Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Cairns

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route builder app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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