57 days in Australia Itinerary

57 days in Australia Itinerary

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57 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Friedrichshafen
Fly:  29​h
1
Brisbane
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 16 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Friedrichshafen

11
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 in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Glass House Mountains National Park (in Glass House Mountains), Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Friedrichshafen, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maleny, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Apr 23 — May 4:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

12
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Broken Head Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Byron Bay (Tallow Beach & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Miami Beach, explore the striking landscape of O'Reillys Birds of Prey, and stroll through Tugun Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary site .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Broken Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Buck's Farm
Find places to stay May 4 — 16:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

16
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock), South Lawson Waterfall Circuit (in Lawson) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, South Lawson Waterfall Circuit, Shelly Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay May 16 — Jun 1:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

13
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Visit Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Opal Reef, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Annie's Ladies Boutique) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation builder app .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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