21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Long Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip tool .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Munich to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Munich in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Long Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Long Island

Long Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Molle Islands National Park.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Long Island. In March, daytime highs in Long Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Long Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Molle Islands National Park ©
Molle Islands National Park

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 2nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Long Island to Airlie Beach. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island vacation app .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

1
day
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 6th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in April since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Laguna Lookout, then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Noosa trip builder tool .

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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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

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): meet the residents at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour road trip planning website .

Getting from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning tool .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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