29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Millaa Millaa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Townsville
— Few hours
ferry:  30​min
6
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
7
Bowen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
9
Hamilton Island
— Few hours
Travel:  2​h 30​min
10
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
11
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Fraser Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
16
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
17
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
18
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Green Point Reserve, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website .

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Sydney. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wooroonooran National Park, Millaa Millaa Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wooroonooran National Park ©
Wooroonooran National Park
Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls

1
night
Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa ©
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Plan a Millaa Millaa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Millaa Millaa takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Tully Gorge National Park has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip planner .

Getting from Millaa Millaa to Mission Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tully Gorge National Park
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Tully Gorge National Park ©
Tully Gorge National Park

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hours
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Townsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Townsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island road trip planning app .

Magnetic Island is just a stone's throw from Townsville. In August in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay and then have fun at Bowen Water Park Playground.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Bowen trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Bowen. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bowen when traveling from Magnetic Island in August, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bowen

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay
Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout ©
Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout

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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.
For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Bowen to Airlie Beach in an hour. When traveling from Bowen in August, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Shopping Museums
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Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

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hours
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island road trip website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
For ratings and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Hamilton Island in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Whitsunday Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Discover how to plan a Rainbow Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Whitsunday Island to Rainbow Beach. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 20th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online itinerary planner .

Drive from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooloola Recreation Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rainbow Beach day trip site .

You can drive from Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cooloola Recreation Area, Barnacles Dolphin Centre
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Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Noosa journey site .

Getting from Rainbow Beach to Noosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning app .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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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.
For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 25th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Byron Bay using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Spas

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Sydney

Sydney ©
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). Spend the 31st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See some other sides of Sydney: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Byron Bay to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Byron Bay in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Logan Brae Orchard
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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