32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Paderborn


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2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kids will enjoy Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker .

Paderborn, Germany to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Paderborn to Fraser Island. Traveling from Paderborn in March, things will get much warmer in Fraser Island: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Australia Zoo and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Noosa (Noosa National Park & Noosa Main Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and look for gifts at MaisyMoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mooloolaba online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Noosa, Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Mount Ninderry, Aussie World
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Aussie World ©
Aussie World
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Moffat Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder .

Getting from Mooloolaba to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Broken Head Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Tallow Beach, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay day trip app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach, Watersports Guru, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Tallow Beach ©
Tallow Beach
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, head outdoors with Jetryder, and admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 31st (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and stop by Into The Blue Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Copperfield Gorge and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville online visit planner .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Airlie Beach in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Townsville: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Copperfield Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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