35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
3
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bowen
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 4 nights
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
9
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
10
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hayman Island road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island. In June, daytime highs in Hayman Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Trails Beaches Wildlife
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4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon will get you outdoors. On the 19th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hayman Island to Airlie Beach. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Bowen Historical Society and Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grays Bay, and finally appreciate the history behind The Big Mango.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bowen online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Bowen takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in June since evenings lows in Bowen dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Bowen

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Bowen Historical Society and Museum ©
The Big Mango ©
The Big Mango

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then head outdoors with The Pinnacles.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bowen to Fraser Island. June in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chenrezig Institute and Everglades. Get a sense of the local culture at Caloundra Lighthouses and Sunshine Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Mooloolaba Beach), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, get all the information you need at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Noosa online itinerary planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Sunshine Castle, Chenrezig Institute, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Visit Wynnum Esplanade and Boggo Road Gaol for their historical value. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wynnum Esplanade
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, get outside with Pelican Feeding, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planning website .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darling Harbour and Art Gallery of New South Wales. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Sydney, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the 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. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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