21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiama Blowhole and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip site .

Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Sydney. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Kiama Blowhole
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip tool .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roma Street Parkland and Mount Ngungun. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Glass House Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, Mount Ngungun
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

3
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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Step off the beaten path and head to Catseye Beach and Passage Peak. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and get outside with Jetryder.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, stop by Australian Leather Company, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online holiday maker .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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