22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip website .

Hamburg, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Brisbane is a bit warmer than Hamburg - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Glass House Mountains National Park, Buderim Forest Park, Kondalilla National Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Beaches
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 21st (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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