25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  27​h
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and look for gifts at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, Montville, Burleigh Head National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kings Beach
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Tropical Fruit World, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast holiday planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

North Tamborine, Tropical Fruit World
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Glow Worm Caves ©
Glow Worm Caves

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the galleries of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Byron Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, Byron Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Summerland House Farm
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Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 12th (Sun), do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum and then explore the activities along Hastings River.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie vacation website .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

North Brother Mountain, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, Pilot Beach
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Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

8
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Palm Beach. Relax by the water at Bouddi National Park and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Giant Stairway). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kamay Botany Bay National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Kamay Botany Bay National Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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