33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Edmonton
Fly:  27​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
Edmonton

4
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where creative spaces, music and hip new restaurants meet pretty riverside gardens and man-made beaches.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
days
Cairns

The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Funstuff by Lynda, & more). Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Cable Ski Cairns, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cable Ski Cairns
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Ocean Safari, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Cooper Creek Wilderness.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

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Adventure Wildlife Outdoors
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
Nature and urban life exist in harmony in Perth, on Australia's west coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Henley Brook (Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm & Oasis Supa Golf and Adventure Putt Mini Golf) and Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cape Tribulation to Perth takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Tribulation to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cape Tribulation in June; daily highs in Perth reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Henley Brook, Upper Reach Winery, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Tyler's Vineyard
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
days
Melbourne

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Dedicate the 28th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 27th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

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

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the thrill of live dance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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