31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly:  26​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
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
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
Hamburg

3
days
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 Shorncliffe Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Suncorp Stadium and Queensland Art Gallery. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Queen Street Mall, examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Hamburg, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

2
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by The Real McCaul, and then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Eumundi, Queensland Air Museum, Point Cartwright, Marcoola Beach
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

1
day
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow and then contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rainbow Beach online trip builder .

You can drive from Noosa to Rainbow Beach in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

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Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow

2
days
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Dundowran Beach and then kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay attractions planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Palace Backpackers Memorial, Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

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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 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
days
Hamilton Island

Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get outside with Jetryder and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 14th (Tue), 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 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Townsville.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

2
days
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 16th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, then stroll through The Strand, and finally view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland, take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Townsville online tour planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Townsville in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium ©

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Birdworld Kuranda. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Safaris in Port Douglas--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

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You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Birdworld Kuranda, Safaris
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Residency, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for slightly colder days in Alice Springs, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery

1
day
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Talapi, stop by Tjanpi Desert Weavers, then explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, and finally get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Tjanpi Desert Weavers ©
Tjanpi Desert Weavers

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Eastern Beach Reserve and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, wander the streets of Degraves Street, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
days
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. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Bridget Kennedy Project Space
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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