27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + shuttle + Drive + ferry:  5​h 30​min
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mission Beach
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Dusseldorf

4
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.
The Rocks and The National Pass will appeal to history buffs. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in February, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

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The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Explore hidden gems such as Koala Hospital and Tacking Point Lighthouse. Visit Trial Bay Gaol and St Thomas Anglican Church for their historical value. Take a break from Port Macquarie with a short trip to Scotts Head Beach in Scotts Head, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Coastal walk, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and delve into the distant past at Innes Ruins.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Macquarie, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Trial Bay Gaol
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

0
days
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
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Explore your travel options from Port Macquarie to Moreton Island with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Moreton Island hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

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Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moreton Island to Fraser Island. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and then contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online route maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
day
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): head outdoors with Jetryder and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online tour planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 4th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, car, and ferry from Hamilton Island to Cape Tribulation takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and car. March in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Thornton Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and With Sugar (in Port Douglas). There's more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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

1
day
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 10th (Sun), take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mission Beach route builder site .

You can drive from Cairns to Mission Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

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Skydiving
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

2
days
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.
On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Head Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mission Beach to Byron Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Broken Head Beach
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane attractions planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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