33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glass House Mountains
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
8
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
9
Townsville
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
10
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Cardwell
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Daintree
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Watersports Guru and Burleigh Head National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Natural Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Springbrook National Park (in Springbrook), Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast (in Surfers Paradise) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), stroll through Kirra Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online visit planner .

Amsterdam, Holland 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 Amsterdam to Brisbane. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Glass House Mountains.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Watersports Guru
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, hike along Obi Boardwalk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, and finally view the masterpieces at Art on Cairncross.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Glass House Mountains road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Glass House Mountains takes 1.5 hours. March in Glass House Mountains sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Glass House Mountains

Wildlife Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Maleny, Chenrezig Institute
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Art on Cairncross ©
Art on Cairncross

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Noosa attractions planner .

You can drive from Glass House Mountains to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Tewantin National Park
Tewantin National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mary Ann Steam Locomotive
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1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Boomanjin lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, then explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island route maker app .

Drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In March in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

1
night
Agnes Water

Agnes Water
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Agnes Water trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Agnes Water. In March, daily temperatures in Agnes Water can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Agnes Water to Airlie Beach with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Whitsunday Island on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Get outdoors at Hill Inlet and Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Before you visit Whitsunday Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. March in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Whitsunday Island to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Magnetic Island on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Magnetic Island Forts Walk and West Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magnetic Island National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip planner .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

few
hours
Cardwell

Cardwell
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station and then explore the striking landscape at Kirrama National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cardwell trip itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Cardwell. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Cardwell

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

1
night
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Daintree itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Cardwell to Daintree in 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Daintree can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary
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Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail ©
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail

3
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.
Wooroonooran National Park has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Fig Tree and Babinda Boulders. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Crystal Caves and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Atherton, Wooroonooran National Park, Cathedral Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders, Spy & Camera Museum
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as William Ricketts Sanctuary and Cape Schanck Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Split Point Lighthouse and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree, & more) and Geelong (National Wool Museum & Eastern Beach Reserve). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate, take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online road trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Geelong, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Kalang Park
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 28:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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