22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  30​h
1
Glass House Mountains
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Tin Can Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
9
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
10
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Dusseldorf

1
night
Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Aussie World.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Glass House Mountains trip maker website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Glass House Mountains is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Glass House Mountains. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in October, with highs in Glass House Mountains at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Glass House Mountains

#Theme Parks

Side Trip

Aussie World
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Aussie World ©
Aussie World

1
night
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Noosa visit planner.

Getting from Glass House Mountains to Noosa by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

2
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Carlo Point Marina, contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rainbow Beach day trip app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Rainbow Beach takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

#Parks, #Nature
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Carlo Point Marina ©
Carlo Point Marina
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island. In October in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Tin Can Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay ©
Tin Can Bay is a town and locality in the Wide Bay–Burnett region in Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Barnacles Dolphin Centre and then admire the majestic nature at Brooyar State Forest.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tin Can Bay sightseeing tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Tin Can Bay. On the 30th (Tue), you're off toRockhampton.

Things to do in Tin Can Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Brooyar State Forest
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Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Brooyar State Forest ©
Brooyar State Forest

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tin Can Bay to Rockhampton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Rockhampton

#Museums, #Shopping
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Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

1
night
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Smalleys Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Hillsborough trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rockhampton to Cape Hillsborough. October in Cape Hillsborough sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Hillsborough National Park
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach attractions planning app .

Drive from Cape Hillsborough to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum, then tour the water at your own pace with Pilgrim Sailing, and finally head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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