23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
8
Mission Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Dresden

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fraser Island attractions planning app .

Dresden, Germany to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Dresden to Fraser Island, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dresden in July, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Bondi Beach. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then browse the different shops at Marina Mirage. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to 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 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 19th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
day
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and then stroll through Mission Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Mission Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mission Beach

#Adventure, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trip

Golden Gumboot
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Skydiving
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Golden Gumboot ©
Golden Gumboot

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Coffee Works, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Port Douglas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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