39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Great Keppel Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Cooktown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter Julian's Church, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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 bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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The Rocks

5
nights
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.
Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decorfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Cape Byron Walking Track and Broadwater National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian), Bundjalung National Park (in Evans Head) and Pippi Beach (in Yamba). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay and admire all the interesting features of Broken Head Nature Reserve.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Side Trips

Pippi Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broadwater National Park, Whian Whian State Conservation Area
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and GOMA. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters) and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre (in Broadbeach). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning website .

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. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

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Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Robina Town Shopping Centre, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and MaisyMoofor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, stop by The Real McCaul, view the masterpieces at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Noosa travel route planner.

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 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Keppel Island.

Things to do in Noosa

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Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Lows Lookout, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Shelving Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Keppel Island tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Noosa to Great Keppel Island. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

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3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Geoffrey Bay, then 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: enjoy the sand and surf at West Point, take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum, and then do sightseeing your way with Pilgrim Sailing.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Magnetic Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Keppel Island to Magnetic Island. Traveling from Great Keppel Island in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Magnetic Island, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

3
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Finch Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Trevathan Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cooktown day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Cooktown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cooktown

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Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

2
nights
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach.

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Drive from Cooktown to Mossman in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mossman are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Mossman

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Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Marina. Get in touch with nature at Catseye Beach and Jetryder.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mossman to Hamilton Island. While traveling from Mossman, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. Traveling from Hamilton Island in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Whitsunday Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

4
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.
Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe (in Tolga). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey website .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Tolga, Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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