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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 day
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blues Point Reserve. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tamarama Beach, Blues Point Reserve
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Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Blues Point Reserve ©
Blues Point Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 8th (Mon), hike along Grand Canyon track, then take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba journey builder site .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Blue Mountains National Park
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get in touch with nature at Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hamilton Island Marina and Passage Peak. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, get your game on at Sports Club, and get outside with Jetryder.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island tour site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hamilton Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bouddi National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and then identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bouddi National Park
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kirra Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Snapper Rocks (in Coolangatta), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe). Spend the 18th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: get your game on at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Bee Gees Way, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pelican Feeding ©
Pelican Feeding
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to St Helens with the Route module. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get slightly colder in St Helens: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

4
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay Jetty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Campbell Town (Convict Brick Trail & The Red Bridge). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and stroll through Hazards Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel planning site .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Campbell Town, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Fortescue Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Three Capes Track. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck to see Tessellated Pavement about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and stop by The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Seven Mile Beach, Three Capes Track, Kingston Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co.
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rye Beach and Spas. Get outdoors at Panorama Garden Estate and Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Bellarine Rail Trail (in Geelong), Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders) and Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at London Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rye, Bellarine Rail Trail, London Bridge, Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach

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