28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  22​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Yulara
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Babinda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Ingham
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
13
Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
14
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
15
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
16
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
17
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
19
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
20
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through The Rocks, then identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online day trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Munich in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yulara.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yulara route maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Yulara by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yulara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Sydney

Sydney
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Yulara to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Yulara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toBombala.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Princetown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Princetown

Princetown ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twelve Apostles. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Johanna Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stevensons Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Elizabeth.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Princetown day trip planning website .

Drive from Melbourne to Princetown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Castle Cove, Johanna Beach, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Stevensons Falls
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Stevensons Falls ©
Stevensons Falls
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures ©
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Princetown to Apollo Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Melbourne

Melbourne
To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Cairns

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 Wallaman Falls as well as Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas--about 1h 20 min away.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You'll set off for Fraser Island on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Wallaman Falls
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Babinda.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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Babinda

Babinda ©
Babinda is a small town and locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Babinda route planning site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Babinda in 2 hours. May in Babinda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Ingham.

Things to do in Babinda

Parks Nature
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Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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Ingham

Ingham ©
Ingham is a town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Mercer Lane Mosaic and then admire the sheer force of Jourama Falls.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ingham day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Babinda to Ingham takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ingham are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Ingham

Parks Nature
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Jourama Falls ©
Jourama Falls

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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.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Mission Beach to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yeppoon trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Yeppoon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in May since evenings lows in Yeppoon dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.
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Wreck Point Scenic Lookout ©
Wreck Point Scenic Lookout

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then steep yourself in history at Maryborough City Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hervey Bay, with lows of 17°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dundowran Beach ©
Dundowran Beach
The Pier ©
The Pier

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Discover how to plan a Fraser Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Brisbane on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Boomanjin lake ©
Boomanjin lake

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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 25th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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 25th (Sat): stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Belongil Beach, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Farm Byron Bay.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in May, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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Sydney

On the 28th (Tue), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then stroll around Nielsen Park, then stroll through Shelly Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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