35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Lamington National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
7
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
9
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 15 min
10
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Fitzroy Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h
12
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
13
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
14
Daintree
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
15
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Frankfurt

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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.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Heronswood (in Dromana) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, around 14°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Boardwalk, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Panorama Garden Estate, Spas, Heronswood
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Cape Schanck Boardwalk ©
Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Heronswood ©
Heronswood

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Photography Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): gear up at Gear Rentals, take in the exciting artwork at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Lamington National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lamington National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Brisbane to Lamington National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lamington National Park
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Lamington National Park ©
Lamington National Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and take a tour of Maheno Wreck.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island vacation planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lamington National Park to Fraser Island. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Jetryder, thengo for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 1.5 hours. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip tool.

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, stroll through The Strand, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary builder app.

Take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fitzroy Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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night
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fitzroy Island National Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fitzroy Island day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Fitzroy Island. January in Fitzroy Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, thenlook for gifts at Annie's at the Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, thenexperience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and finally identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fitzroy Island to Palm Cove. January in Palm Cove sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wangetti, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Jaques Coffee Plantation
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Spas

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Palm Cove to Port Douglas in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): experience rural life at Australian Muster Experience, take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Daintree trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Daintree in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Australian Muster Experience
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning site.

You can drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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