32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Falls Creek
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Manly
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Berlin


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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.
On the 16th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Anzac Square, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and then take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Original Eumundi Markets and Maroochydore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Fudgyboombahs (in Montville) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & MaisyMoo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, wander the streets of Hastings Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum, and take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa tour website .

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 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fudgyboombahs, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Coolangatta Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Byron Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Belongil Beach). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Eastern Beach Reserve and 13th Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Ocean Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Sorrento Back Beach (in Sorrento). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Ocean Beach, Sorrento Back Beach, 13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
night
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Fainter Falls, then examine the collection at Falls Creek Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falls Creek Alpine Resort.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Falls Creek sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Falls Creek takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Fainter Falls
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Falls Creek Alpine Resort ©
Falls Creek Alpine Resort
Fainter Falls ©
Fainter Falls
Falls Creek Museum ©
Falls Creek Museum

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Visit Shelly Beach and Caves Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Terrigal Beach and Munmorah State Conservation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Redhead Beach (in Redhead), Catherine Hill Bay Beach (in Catherine Hill Bay) and Inner City Winemakers (in Wickham). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Fairlight Beach.

To plan Manly vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Falls Creek to Manly by car takes about 8 hours. In January in Manly, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Caves Beach, Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Inner City Winemakers, Munmorah State Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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

Sydney is just a short distance from Manly. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Congwong Beach, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plants, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Macquarie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

North Brother Mountain, Saltwater National Park, Rocks Ferry Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Rocks Ferry Reserve ©
Rocks Ferry Reserve

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