38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Perth
— 12 nights
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
6
Airlie Beach
— 6 nights

12
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll get in some beach time at City Beach and Mettam's Pool. Discover out-of-the-way places like Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo), Ellis Brook Valley Reserve (in Gosnells) and Rockingham (Point Peron & Rockingham Beach). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, go for a walk through Lotterywest Federation Walkway, and explore the striking landscape of John Forrest National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Trigg, Rockingham, Mullaloo Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve, Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 27:
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Swan River ©
Swan River
City Beach ©
City Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Lake Wendouree. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), Brighton Beach (in Brighton) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Yea Wetlands, Panorama Garden Estate, St Kilda Pier, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Giant Stairway and Bronte Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Katoomba (Prince Henry Cliff Walk, The Three Sisters, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Volle Jewellery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Tallow Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Spas. Take a break from Byron Bay with a short trip to Victoria Park Nature Reserve in Alstonville, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, trot along with a tour on horseback, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay holiday maker app.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation planning website.

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Byron Bay in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park, Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

6
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Visit Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Catseye Beach & Jetryder), Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough) and Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout (in Bowen). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Heart Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip planning website.

You can fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Brisbane in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Bowen, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 20:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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