28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Tully
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Coober Pedy
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hawker
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Munich

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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 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

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Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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days
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, discover the deep blue sea with Charter Yachts Australia, and then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

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You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

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Colour Me Crazy
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

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You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

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

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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 the 11th (Mon), stroll through Lennox Head Beach, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Head Beach, then view the masterpieces at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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

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Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, then take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

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You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Mount Ninderry, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tully.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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Tully

Tully ©
Tully is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tully Gorge National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Tully with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Tully Gorge National Park ©
Tully Gorge National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

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Traveling by car from Tully to Cairns takes 2 hours. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Iranti Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect nights in Alice Springs to be slightly colder, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Red Desert Reptiles
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

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Kings Canyon
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Kings Canyon ©
Kings Canyon

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Timers Mine.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Coober Pedy takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hawker.

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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers ©
Seven Stones Designer Jewellers

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Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Yourambulla Caves, then admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama, and then view the masterpieces at Jeff Morgan Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hawker trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coober Pedy to Hawker. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

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Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery
Yourambulla Caves ©
Yourambulla Caves

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hawker to Adelaide. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

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Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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