15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  3​h
2
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Paderborn

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Safaris (in Port Douglas).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Paderborn, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Paderborn to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paderborn in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Magnetic Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Whitsunday Islands. There's more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. While traveling from Magnetic Island, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Whitsunday Islands, Horseshoe Bay
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In September, Sydney is slightly colder than Airlie Beach - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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