25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Townsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Maryborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin


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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning site .

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 changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Townsville Town Common Conservation Park, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then stroll through Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Stockland Townsville Shopping Centre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pinnacles Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Little Crystal Creek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Townsville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Strand ©
The Strand
Little Crystal Creek ©
Little Crystal Creek

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 1st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Gooseponds and then kick back and relax at Smalleys Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Let the Children Play Toyshop, take in the exciting artwork at Fredericks Showcase Space, enjoy the sand and surf at Lamberts Lookout, then kick back and relax at Harbour Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mackay online holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Townsville to Mackay with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Mackay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Smalleys Beach
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeppoon Main Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Spring Head Lookout, then stroll through Farnborough Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, shop like a local with Rockhampton Art Gallery, then get great views at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Singing Ship.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rockhampton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mackay to Rockhampton takes 4 hours. In November in Rockhampton, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Maryborough.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Singing Ship
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Singing Ship ©
Singing Ship
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

2
nights
Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the 5th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burrum Heads Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): do a tasting at Lychee Divine, take an in-depth tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, browse the fresh offerings at Maryborough Heritage Markets, then examine the collection at Bond Store Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maryborough trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Rockhampton to Maryborough with the Route module. Traveling from Rockhampton in November, expect nights in Maryborough to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Maryborough

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, Burrum Heads Beach, Lychee Divine
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Lychee Divine ©
Lychee Divine
Bond Store Museum ©
Bond Store Museum

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach. On your second day here, head outdoors with Hastings Point Headland, then learn about all things military at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Maryborough to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Maryborough in November, plan for little chillier nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Ballina, Hastings Point Headland
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scotts Head Beach and North Brother Mountain. Head to Flynns Book Cafe and Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plantsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Port Macquarie to go to Old Bar and see Saltwater National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hastings River, steep yourself in history at Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online journey builder .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Saltwater National Park, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, North Brother Mountain
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Hastings River ©
Hastings River
Flynns Book Cafe ©
Flynns Book Cafe
Port Macquarie Historic Court House ©

5
nights
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 outdoors at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Venture out of the city with trips to The Nook (in Leura), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, The Nook, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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