28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  26​h
1
North Sydney
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
9
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  14​h 15​min
12
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

4
nights
North Sydney

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bouddi National Park and Chinamans Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Captain Cook Lookout (in Copacabana). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, trek along Walking Trail To Chowder Bay, take in the dramatic scenery at Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, and stop by Bridget Kennedy Project Space.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the North Sydney online travel route planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to North Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to North Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in April, with highs in North Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Hamilton Island.

Things to do in North Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosman, Manly, Bouddi National Park, Captain Cook Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track and then perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online sightseeing planner .

Getting from North Sydney to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from North Sydney in April, expect Hamilton Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

3
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 in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Three Sisters). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hamilton Island in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at One Mile Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nelson Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corlette, Fingal Bay, Shoal Bay, One Mile Beach
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Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nelson Bay to Byron Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. April in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Pat Morton Lookout
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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.
On the 18th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then stroll through Moffat Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Caloundra, Zipline
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Zipline
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and then let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Queens Park, then pause for some photo ops at Mary Poppins Statue, and finally visit the horses at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

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

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hervey Bay in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Mole Creek.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 26th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to The Big Tasmanian Devil.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mole Creek day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Mole Creek. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mole Creek, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
King Solomans Caves ©
King Solomans Caves

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route maker .

Getting from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 28th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip site .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Bicheno Blowhole
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then make a trip to Block Arcade, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Melbourne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Block Arcade ©
Block Arcade

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