35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
4
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
8
Noosa
— 1 night
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
10
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
11
Rockhampton
— 1 night
12
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
13
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
14
Cairns
— 4 nights
15
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions tool.

Hong Kong, China to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in July; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

4
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Port Macquarie is known for wildlife, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, thentake some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park and then do a tasting at Two Tails Wines.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Two Tails Wines
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online tour planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get great views at Laguna Lookout and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then step aboard Maheno Wreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fraser Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Searys Creek, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rainbow Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rainbow Beach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Off-Road Tours
Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 11th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton route maker website.

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Rockhampton, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rockhampton in August, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 13th (Thu), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Jetryder, thenkick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in August: highs in Cairns hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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