30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 23 nights
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island vacation builder site .

Brisbane to Fraser Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland, then contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, and finally kick back and relax at The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, and then view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Townsville online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in August, Townsville is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

23
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard and Wolston Farmhouse. Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Maroochydore (Spas & Wellness & Maroochydore Beach). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Townsville to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Townsville in August, with highs in Brisbane at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Murwillumbah, Caloundra, Maroochydore
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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