30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 8 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + train:  19​h 30​min
7
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Dusseldorf

6
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 outdoors at Mooloolaba Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Kings Beach (in Caloundra), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). Spend the 9th (Sun) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Brisbane. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Maleny, Kings Beach, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Springbrook National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Greenmount Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): choose your vessel at Whitsunday Bullet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boathaven Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach holiday maker app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Gold Coast in June, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
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Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach ©
Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands
Into The Blue Gallery ©
Into The Blue Gallery

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Geoffrey Bay, then savor the flavors at Arcadia Store, and then tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Magnetic Island online road trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in June: highs in Magnetic Island hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Arcadia Store ©
Arcadia Store

8
nights
Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Wonga Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda), Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation & Granite Gorge Nature Park) and Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing & Spas & Wellness). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, do a tasting at Golden Drop Mango Winery, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Magnetic Island in June since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mareeba, Palm Cove, Wonga Beach, Millaa Millaa Falls, Birdworld Kuranda
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 25:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and then kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park, explore the galleries of Creations at The Harbour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in June, with highs in Fraser Island at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Urangan, Burrum Heads Beach, Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Paluma and then stroll through The Strand. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then identify plant and animal life at Little Crystal Creek.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and train from Fraser Island to Townsville takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fraser Island in June since evenings lows in Townsville dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Little Crystal Creek ©
Little Crystal Creek

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