30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly:  30​h
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Nuremberg

2
days
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murrays Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay trip itinerary planner .

Nuremberg, Germany to Jervis Bay is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Nuremberg to Jervis Bay. Traveling from Nuremberg in December, things will get warmer in Jervis Bay: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Honeymoon Bay
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Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach
Nelson Beach ©
Nelson Beach

11
days
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Beach and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planner .

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Jervis Bay in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Bronte Beach, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Victoria Park Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Beach, Lake Ainsworth
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth

12
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Atherton Tablelands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, browse the exhibits of Bones and Jones, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Curtain Fig National Park, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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