39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 7 nights
2
Pokolbin
— 1 night
3
Forster
— 1 night
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
5
Yamba
— Few hours
6
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
7
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
8
Noosa
— 3 nights
9
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
10
Bundaberg
— 1 night
11
Rockhampton
— 1 day
12
Mackay
— 1 night
13
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
14
Mission Beach
— 1 night
15
Cairns
— 3 nights
16
Sydney
— 5 nights

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online itinerary planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 1st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, do a tasting at Harkham Wines, do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, thendo a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally do a tasting at Petersons Wines Broke Road.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hill Wines
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

1
night
Forster

Forster
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. For traveler tips and tourist information, read Forster online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Forster takes 2.5 hours. August in Forster sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Coffs Harbour on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Forster

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the history behind The Big Banana Fun Park, take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout, and then make a trip to The Clog Barn.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour holiday planner.

Drive from Forster to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yamba.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
The Clog Barn ©
The Clog Barn

few
hours
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Yamba Museum and then head outdoors with Angourie Blue Pool.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamba tour app.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Yamba in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yamba are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Angourie Blue Pool
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Angourie Blue Pool ©
Angourie Blue Pool
Yamba Museum ©
Yamba Museum

3
nights
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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip tool.

You can drive from Yamba to Byron Bay in 2 hours. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & Noosa Chocolate Factory). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online vacation planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Noosa is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, gear up at Underground Surf, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

2
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Searys Creek, thenexplore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Carlo Point Marina. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre and then explore the striking landscape of Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rainbow Beach road trip planning site.

You can drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Barnacles Dolphin Centre
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Off-Road Tours
Carlo Point Marina ©
Carlo Point Marina

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, thenrelax in the rural setting at Tinaberries, and finally get great views at Hummock Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bundaberg route planner.

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Bundaberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Tinaberries ©
Tinaberries
Hummock Lookout ©
Hummock Lookout

1
day
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 16th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, and then get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

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You can take a train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rockhampton are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Big On Shoes (Formerly Known As Fredericks Showcase Space), grab your bike and head to Bluewater Trail, thencool off at Bluewater Lagoon, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackay trip planner.

You can fly from Rockhampton to Mackay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Go-Kart Racing Track, Passage Peak, &more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Mackay to Airlie Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mackay in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Airlie Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

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night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, thentake the plunge with a skydiving experience, thentake in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mission Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mission Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Wineries Adventure

Side Trips

Murdering Point Winery, Golden Gumboot
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery
Skydiving

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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website.

Getting from Mission Beach to Cairns by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Sydney

Sydney ©
See even more of Sydney: learn more about the world around you at Australian Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and get engrossed in the history at The Rocks Discovery Museum.

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You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Australian Museum ©
Australian Museum
White Rabbit Gallery ©
White Rabbit Gallery

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