52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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52 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  31​h
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
St Kilda
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Manly
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bribie Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Tamborine Mountain
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Ipswich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Paderborn

9
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.
The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum and Underart Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Markets.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip website .

Paderborn, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Paderborn to Cairns. Traveling from Paderborn in February, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Edge Hill, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 21 — Mar 3:
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Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

7
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Kilda Beach and Carrum Beach. Head to Naturipe Fruits and McClelland Sculpture Park & Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to RAAF Museum (in Point Cook), St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh) and Chelsea Beach (in Chelsea). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elwood Beach, stop by Incube8R Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea, and kick back and relax at Altona Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St Kilda road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to St Kilda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in St Kilda hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bacchus Marsh, Ivanhoe, Elwood Beach, The Sun Bookshop, Westfield Doncaster
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Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Manly Quarantine Station and St Matthew's Anglican Church. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Bilgola Beach. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to Barrenjoey Lighthouse (in Palm Beach), Bronte Beach (in Bronte) and Warriewood Beach (in Warriewood). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, enjoy the sea views from Macquarie Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Avalon Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manly online journey maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from St Kilda to Manly takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and ferry. Traveling from St Kilda in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Manly, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney, Bronte Beach, Avalon Beach, Tamarama Beach, Bilgola Beach
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

5
nights
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Sylvan Beach and Red Beach. Visiting Woorim Beach and Bongaree Beach will get you outdoors.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bribie Island travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manly to Bribie Island. In March, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House
BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk and then stroll through Frenchman's Beach. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cylinder Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the North Stradbroke Island itinerary maker site .

Drive from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island in 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in North Stradbroke Island are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

7
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Flights of Fancy and Canungra Books and Art. Get outdoors at Glow Worm Caves and Tamborine Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Tamborine Mountain: Lamington National Park (Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk & O'Reillys Birds of Prey), IGA Meadowbrook (in Meadowbrook) and Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tamborine Mountain trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from North Stradbroke Island to Tamborine Mountain takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamington National Park, Canungra, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Iga Meadowbrook, Tamborine Mountain
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 28:
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Witches Falls Winery ©
Witches Falls Winery
Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk ©
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

5
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich
Ipswich is an urban region in south-east Queensland, Australia, which is located in the south-west of the Brisbane metropolitan area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Templin Historical Village and Historic Wiss Emporium. You'll explore and learn at Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum and Ipswich Art Gallery. Explore Ipswich's surroundings by going to Wild Horse Mountain (in Coochin) and Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre (in Gatton). Spend the 30th (Fri) on horseback at Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate. There's still lots to do: browse for treasures at Ipswich Antique Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Colleges Crossing Recreational Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Grandchester Railway Station, and see the interesting displays at The Workshops Rail Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ipswich vacation planning site .

Drive from Tamborine Mountain to Ipswich in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ipswich can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum, Historic Wiss Emporium, Wild Horse Mountain, Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Templin Historical Village
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:
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Queens Park
Queens Park
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Ipswich Art Gallery ©
Ipswich Art Gallery

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queen Street Mall and West End. Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Art Gallery and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Club Pine Rivers (in Bray Park), King Island (in Wellington Point) and Caboolture (Caboolture Historical Village & Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology). Spend the 8th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: get around town with St Helena Island National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and learn about winemaking at Sirromet Wines.

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Drive from Ipswich to Brisbane in an hour. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Caboolture, Cleveland Point Light, King Island, Sirromet Wines, Wolston Farmhouse
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 11:
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Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

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