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
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Sydney
— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Coffee Works and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar, Whileaway, & more).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour builder site .

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 changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Coffee Works ©
Coffee Works

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk and then discover the deep blue sea with Big Mama Sailing. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at West Point.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island itinerary planner .

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. In September, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and look for gifts at Whitsunday Opals.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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 slightly colder 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 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Mount Etna Caves National Park and Capricorn Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockhampton: Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park (in Wycarbah) and Yeppoon (Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, Farnborough Beach, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, and see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Rockhampton are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rockhampton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Mt Hay Gemstone Tourist Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Mount Etna Caves National Park ©
Mount Etna Caves National Park
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Fraser Island: Urangan (Point Dayman Park & Creations at The Harbour).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner.

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. Traveling from Rockhampton in October, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off toBrisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Urangan
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. For shopping fun, head to Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza or Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to MaisyMoo in Caloundra, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Moffat Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza ©
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for little chillier nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Pat Morton Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

2
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.
Get outdoors at Koala Hospital and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Bent on Life (in Wingham) and Hat Head National Park (in Hat Head). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Coastal walk and make a trip to Breakwall.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online visit planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hat Head National Park, Bent on Life
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Bent on Life ©
Bent on Life

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Giulians.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip website .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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