32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paphos
bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
Sydney
— 9 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Paphos

9
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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Paphos to Sydney, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paphos in February, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
On the 5th (Tue), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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