29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  26​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

3
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 Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane journey website .

Hamburg, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Brisbane is 9 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Burleigh Head National Park, Natural Bridge, Robina Town Shopping Centre, Kurrawa Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 16th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Marcoola Beach, Point Cartwright, Queensland Air Museum
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

2
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Cooloola Recreation Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Searys Creek, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rainbow Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Rainbow Beach takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cooloola Recreation Area
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Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Searys Creek ©
Searys Creek

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Palace Backpackers Memorial and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Burrum Heads Beach, Palace Backpackers Memorial
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island vacation builder .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Jetryder and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in August since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Townsville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. While traveling from Hamilton Island, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Townsville, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Michaelmas Cay. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Step out of Melbourne to go to Dandenong and see Dandenong Ranges National Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Eastern Beach Reserve, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Bridget Kennedy Project Spacefor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Munmorah State Conservation Area and Wentworth Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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