21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  31​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Paderborn

4
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Manly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planning app .

Paderborn, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Paderborn to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

3
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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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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 21st (Fri): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, stroll through Catseye Beach, and then get your game on at Sports Club. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Passage Peak, then stroll through Wild life Hamilton Island, and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Fraser Island in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Hamilton Island in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning site .

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 June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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