20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + train:  7​h
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Paderborn

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Paderborn, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paderborn to Cairns is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paderborn in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, and tour the water at your own pace with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Magnetic Island is known for nature, outdoors, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing, stroll through West Point, play a few rounds at Magnetic Island Country Club, and head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

Plan my day in Magnetic Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Magnetic Island Country Club ©
Magnetic Island Country Club

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and train from Magnetic Island to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Magnetic Island in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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