24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
+2
train + bus + Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Agnes Water
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
6
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
7
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
11
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Nuremberg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane tour planning tool .

Nuremberg, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. In October, Brisbane is a bit warmer than Nuremberg - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Rainbow Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rainbow Beach vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then make a trip to Mount Tinbeerwah.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, stroll through Eli Creek, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
day
Agnes Water

On the 12th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1770 Distillery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then make a trip to Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn, and finally go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Agnes Water day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Agnes Water with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Agnes Water are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Seventeen Seventy
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Fishing Charters & Tours
1770 Distillery ©
1770 Distillery
Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn ©

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 13th (Sun), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then stroll through The Strand, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Agnes Water to Townsville. In October in Townsville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow 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

On the 15th (Tue), head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Magnetic Island road trip app .

Magnetic Island is very close to Townsville. In October in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach visit site .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Mission Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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.
On the 17th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
nights
Airlie Beach

On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online route maker .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

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