12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Rockhampton
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

1
day
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 26th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning site .

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Nepalese Pagoda ©
Nepalese Pagoda
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at FLOW Visitors Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rockhampton, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, look for gifts at Above & Below Photography, and then get a new perspective on things with Cumberland Charter Yachts.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rockhampton in June, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 1st (Mon), tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Magnetic Island journey builder tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Magnetic Island, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

3
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.
Visiting Trinity Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Muddy's Playground. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's more to do: stop by Australian Leather Company.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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