38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 14 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 1 night
Drive
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North Stradbroke Island
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 9 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Whitsunday Island
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Brisbane — 14 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Newstead House are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Kurrawa Beach and Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Caloundra (Spas & Kings Beach) and Cork 'n Fork Tours (in Tamborine Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take a stroll through West End, and kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 30:

Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sydney Town Hall and St Patrick's Church. Cockle Bay Wharf and Customs House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: stroll around Barangaroo Reserve, grab your bike and head to Foreshore Track, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and hike along NPWS South Head Heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 night

Australia's New World City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then walk around Rocks Riverside Park. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at SparkLab, ScienCentre and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Indian Head and then explore the activities along Champagne Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.
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North Stradbroke Island — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach and then explore the activities along Myora Springs Conservation Area. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the North Stradbroke Island holiday planning website.

You can drive from Fraser Island to North Stradbroke Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In July in North Stradbroke Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 night

Australia's New World City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get curious at SparkLab, ScienCentre, sample the tasty concoctions at XXXX Brewery Tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then walk around Rocks Riverside Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planning site.

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 9 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Field of Light and Walpa Gorge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mala Walk. Change things up with a short trip to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Street Mall and then buy something for everyone on your list at Brisbane Arcade. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at XXXX Brewery Tour, browse the exhibits of Birrunga Gallery & Dining, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Cairns — 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary site.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. You will leave for Whitsunday Island on the 23rd (Sat).
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Whitsunday Island

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · 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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Cairns Region travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · Hiking Trails
An area defined by its close relationship with the ocean and its focus on the beach-going lifestyle, Cairns Region has a picture-postcard aesthetic that combines favorably with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. A relative small slither of land--4,135 sq km (1,597 sq mi)--the region nevertheless boasts a large number of attractive beaches, coastal enclaves, scenic towns, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The region revolves around the economic prosperity of its immaculate capital, the city of Cairns.
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Whitsunday Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.
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