29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
St Kilda
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also 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. Traveling from Hamburg in October, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 29th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and stop by Coffee Works.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planning app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 2nd (Fri), head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and West End. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway.

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You can fly from Townsville to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in November, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Brighton Beach and then get in on the family fun at Luna Park Melbourne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Kilda trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus from Fraser Island to St Kilda takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in November; daily highs in St Kilda reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Brighton Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Catani Gardens ©
Catani Gardens

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Dee Why Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St Kilda in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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