32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Daintree
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Escape the urban bustle at Watersports Guru and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Springbrook (Natural Bridge & Springbrook National Park), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast (in Surfers Paradise). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Brisbane is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, things will get warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Watersports Guru, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buderim Forest Park and Noosa River. Get in touch with nature at Point Cartwright and Gardners Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Palmersaurus (in Coolum Beach), Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains) and McCarthy's Lookout (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, explore the activities along Lake Weyba, stop by Underground Surf, and wander the streets of Hastings Street.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planning site .

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Palmersaurus, Point Cartwright, Buderim Forest Park, Mount Ngungun
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:
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Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Gardners Falls ©
Gardners Falls

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 8th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, Palace Backpackers Memorial, Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach

2
nights
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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in March since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at West Point, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Visiting Photography Tours and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daintree: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). The adventure continues: stroll through Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, and don't miss a visit to Elizas Gallery.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Daintree trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Daintree in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall, Wonga Beach, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail ©
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Josephine Falls and Historic Village Herberton. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and The Crystal Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa) and Yungaburra (The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour & Cathedral Fig Tree). The adventure continues: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route builder tool .

Drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Atherton, Herberton, Yungaburra, Babinda Boulders, Ellis Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree

6
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 Cape Schanck Lighthouse and St Kilda beach. Get some cultural insight at William Ricketts Sanctuary and Shrine of Remembrance. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend), Geelong (National Wool Museum & Eastern Beach Reserve) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Geelong, Panorama Garden Estate, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Hanging Rock Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 27:
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

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