23 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Cooktown Itinerary

23 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Cooktown Itinerary

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23 days in Sydney, Fraser Island & Cooktown Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Sydney
— 10 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Cooktown
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Zurich

10
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.
Attractions like Manly Beach and Coogee Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. In January, Sydney is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

6
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Bring the kids along to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cape Tribulation Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Discovery Centre and Cow Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cooktown: Daintree (Daintree Tea & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum, Myall Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Bloomfield Waterfall, visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, take in the exciting artwork at Kuku Bulkaway Aboriginal Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Cooktown with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay

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