22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
nights
Byron Bay

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coolangatta Beach and Broken Head Beach. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Byron Bay with a short trip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Currumbin, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track and enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip maker app .

Getting from Cairns to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Byron Bay at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Broken Head Beach
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach and then stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Noosa day trip planning site .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fairlight Beach, stroll through Shelly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and finally explore the activities along Watson's Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Congwong Beach and then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach RockPool.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fairlight Beach, Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach RockPool, Congwong Beach
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Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach RockPool ©
Shelly Beach RockPool

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Blenheim Beach and Murrays Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach and stroll through Greenfield Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jervis Bay route maker website .

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Jervis Bay dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty. On your second day here, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coles Bay with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno Blowhole, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. Visiting Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Cable Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Town Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Broome takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Coles Bay to Broome. In November, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and finally stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cowaramup Bay, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

McLeod Creek Wines, Surfers Point, Mammoth Cave, Cowaramup Bay, Jewel Cave
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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