29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
4
Townsville
— 1 night
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
6
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip site.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

4
nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Townsville trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
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 30th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, thenget 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 see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach vacation website.

You can drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, McCarthy's Lookout, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in January since evenings lows in Mooloolaba dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Coolum Beach, Spas, Aqua Fun Park
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Mooloolaba to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Melbourne. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 13:
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Coffee & Tea Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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