33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Mackay
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Zurich

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Sydney is 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

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Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach
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The Rocks

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 21st (Thu), learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then make a trip to The Big Banana, and finally take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Bongil Bongil National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

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Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
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Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Korora Lookout

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area, explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, then stroll through Lennox Head Beach, and then experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Byron Bay sightseeing planner .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Whian Whian State Conservation Area
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at GOMA and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

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You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Noosa.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
GOMA ©
GOMA
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Mount Ninderry
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

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Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Whitsunday Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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Airlie Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, tour the water at your own pace with Charter Yachts Australia, and then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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Hamilton Island

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Jetryder, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island attractions planner .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mossman.

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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then stroll through Cow Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mossman road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Mossman. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, expect nights in Mossman to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Port Douglas, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Mossman Gorge
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mossman to Fraser Island. Traveling from Mossman in July, things will get a bit cooler in Fraser Island: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bucasia Beach, identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds, then stroll through Town Beach, and finally stop by Let the Children Play Toyshop.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Mackay. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in July since evenings lows in Mackay dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Let the Children Play Toyshop ©
Let the Children Play Toyshop

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 13th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and then explore and take pictures at Magnetic Island Forts Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Geoffrey Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at West Point, then take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum, and finally choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Magnetic Island online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Magnetic Island with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Magnetic Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Townsville.

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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Museum of Tropical Queensland, explore the striking landscape of Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, and then hike along Castle Hill. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville day trip app .

Townsville is just a short distance from Magnetic Island. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planner.

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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