28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Forster
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Cairns is 9 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach will thrill your kids. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Dreamworld in Coomera (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cape Tribulation to Brisbane in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cape Tribulation in April; daily highs in Brisbane reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Dreamworld
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Attractions like Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane & Sea Life Sunshine Coast), Coolum Beach (BLAST Aqua Park Coolum & Lows Lookout) and Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, stop by The Real McCaul, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Kings Beach, The Real McCaul, Aqua Park Bli Bli
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 24th (Wed), hike along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Port Macquarie takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

2
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Burgess Beach, Forster, kick back and relax at Cellito Beach, and then perfect your strike at Forster Tenpin Centre. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Villa d'Esta Vineyard, identify plant and animal life at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, and then stop by Bent on Life.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Forster trip builder app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Forster in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, you will find days in Forster are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Forster

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wingham, Cellito Beach, Villa d'Esta Vineyard
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Burgess Beach, Forster ©
Burgess Beach, Forster
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve ©
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve

4
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Forster to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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