30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
7
Yulara
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

3
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.
Head to Coffee Works and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Funstuff by Lynda & Sunday Market Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Tanks Arts Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Coffee Works ©
Coffee Works

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Magnetic Island Forts Walk and then tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay, then choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at West Point, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Horseshoe Bay Markets.

Plan trip to Magnetic Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Magnetic Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, and look for gifts at Whitsunday Opals.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. When traveling from Magnetic Island in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Etna Caves National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton trip site .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect nights in Rockhampton to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rockhampton

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Nature
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Mount Etna Caves National Park ©
Mount Etna Caves National Park
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visit Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest. Get out of town with these interesting Fraser Island side-trips: Urangan (Point Dayman Park & Creations at The Harbour).

You can plan Fraser Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Rockhampton 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. When traveling from Rockhampton in October, plan for little chillier days in Fraser Island, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Urangan
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza or Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Moffat Beach. Step out of Brisbane to go to Caloundra and see MaisyMoo, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza ©
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza

3
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Kata Tjuta, Valley of the Winds, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yulara sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Brisbane to Yulara takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yulara, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Yulara

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Megalong Valley to see Coachwood Glen Nature Trail about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stop by Giulians, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yulara to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yulara in October, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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