22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
7
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Berlin

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Green Arrow Walk. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Nudey Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and look for gifts at Australian Leather Company.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route maker app .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by With Sugar, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the galleries of Museum of Tropical Queensland, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then make a trip to Jezzine Barracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Townsville trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Townsville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Big Mama Sailing.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip itinerary builder website .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In July, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Transportation
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3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitehaven Beach. On the 21st (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and stop by Into The Blue Gallery.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Magnetic Island in July, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 23rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island takes 9 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 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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