25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
drive:  13​h
8
Bowen
— 1 night
drive:  12​h 30​min
9
Magnetic Island
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
11
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Keep things going the next day: hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site .

Hamburg, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hamburg to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Nature Parks
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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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 14th (Wed): take a stroll through West End and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping
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West End ©
West End
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island online holiday builder .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 20th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Catseye Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island journey app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in August: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mother Beddock Rock and then kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Grays Bay, have fun at Bowen Water Park Playground, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hydeaway Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bowen travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Bowen. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in August since evenings lows in Bowen dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Bowen

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Mother Beddock Rock ©
Mother Beddock Rock

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Visit Geoffrey Bay and West Point for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and Magnetic Island Country Club.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Bowen to Magnetic Island with the Route module. Traveling from Bowen in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Magnetic Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Barrier Reef Submarines as well as Shark Diving. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freshwater Station. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Birdworld Kuranda. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Birdworld Kuranda, Great Barrier Reef Submarines, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shark Diving

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hours
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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