29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  30​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
10
Yulara
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
11
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
12
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin


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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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and Coffee Works Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Funstuff by Lynda (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: stop by Luminous Lights.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

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 difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville day trip site .

Fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Magnetic Island on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 27th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and then stroll through Geoffrey Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Magnetic Island trip planner .

Magnetic Island is very close to Townsville. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Airlie Beach on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

3
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 30th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach vacation planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Magnetic Island, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves and then appreciate the history behind Rod Laver. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, then look for gifts at Coastal Funk, then stroll through Farnborough Beach, and finally admire the local landmark of Keppel Kraken.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rockhampton trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Rockhampton are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Yeppoon
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Coastal Funk ©
Coastal Funk
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach and then make a trip to The Pier.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay day trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rockhampton in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Pier ©
The Pier

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 4th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toMooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, and then explore the activities along Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, stop by Opals Down Under, stop by MaisyMoo, then delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nights on Ocean.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Nights on Ocean, Noosa Main Beach, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve, MaisyMoo
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands as well as Brisbane Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with Brisbane Whale Watching and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Brisbane Whale Watching
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Brisbane Whale Watching ©
Brisbane Whale Watching
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yulara sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Brisbane to Yulara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yulara, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To plan Gold Coast vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Yulara to Gold Coast by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Yulara in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Koala Hospital has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then admire the natural beauty at Mrs York's Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Gold Coast in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Mrs York's Garden ©
Mrs York's Garden

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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