26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

8
days
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Dee Why Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Clontarf Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Hamburg, Germany 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 bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Sydney is 9 hours. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hamburg - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

6
days
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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kings Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Caloundra Lighthouses and Victoria Bridge Abutment for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (in Tanawha). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Captain Cook Highway, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
days
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Take a break from the city and head to The Strand and Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. Family-friendly places like Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Billabong Sanctuary will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral, view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, and stroll through Castle Hill.

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Fly from Brisbane to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Townsville reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Queensland
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

6
days
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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