29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Blue Mountains National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  14​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Townsville
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cooktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and then stroll through Shelly Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, then take a stroll through Newtown, and finally kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

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Brussels, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

few
hours
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Blue Mountains National Park, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Historic Sites

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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden ©
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saltwater National Park and Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze. Get some cultural insight at St Thomas Anglican Church and Port Macquarie Historic Court House. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: The Slim Dusty Centre (in Kempsey) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Crystalline Pottery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Port Macquarie with the Route module. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltwater National Park, North Brother Mountain, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, Crystalline Pottery, The Slim Dusty Centre
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The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Macquarie to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, you will find days in Fraser Island are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Nature
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Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
nights
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 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Fraser Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hamilton Island in 19 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Hamilton Island to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas & Wellness
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, gear up at Cumberland Charter Yachts, and then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and then explore the activities along Heart Reef.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Proserpine Museum
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, then learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Townsville visit planner .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Townsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

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Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Magnetic Island National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip itinerary website .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In November, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mossman.

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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

2
nights
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 15th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mossman trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Magnetic Island to Mossman. In November, daily temperatures in Mossman can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 17th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, then contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls, then explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park, then stroll through Keating's Lagoon, and finally stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cooktown online day trip planner .

You can drive from Mossman to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Black Mountain National Park
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see Multi-day Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cooktown to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Babinda Boulders
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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