39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Noosa
— 6 nights
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Bundaberg
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 7 nights

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Melbourne — 6 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Botanic Gardens as well as Queen Victoria Market. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker site.

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seattle in September, with highs in Melbourne at 63°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Sydney — 6 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Byron Bay.
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Side Trip
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Byron Bay — 1 night

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Byron Bay Farmers Market has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Byron Bay Farmers Market and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Sydney to Byron Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Byron Bay. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 30th (Fri).
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Brisbane — 4 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

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Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Byron Bay in September, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Noosa.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Noosa — 6 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary app.

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. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Bundaberg.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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Bundaberg — 2 nights

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bundaberg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Bundaberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 3 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bundaberg in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 70°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 7 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Esplanade Lagoon Pool, Esplanade Boardwalk and Rusty's Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 69°F at night.
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Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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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Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.
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