26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wilnsdorf
Drive + Fly:  30 h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Katoomba
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
6
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
8
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
10
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
11
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
12
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Brisbane
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 45 min
14
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  30 h
End: Wilnsdorf

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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.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning tool .

Wilnsdorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. In Juni, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through The Giant Stairway, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in Juli, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Katoomba Falls ©
Katoomba Falls

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
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Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in Juli, with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise) and Main Beach (Sea World Theme Park & Anthea Polson Art). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, stroll around South Bank Parklands, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in Juli, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
night
Agnes Water

Agnes Water
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Agnes Water trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Agnes Water takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in Juli, plan for a bit warmer nights in Agnes Water, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Joseph Banks Regional Park
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1
night
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough ©
On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hillsborough National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Hillsborough trip planner.

You can drive from Agnes Water to Cape Hillsborough in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Juli in Cape Hillsborough sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Nature Parks
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Hamilton Island (Catseye Beach & Jetryder). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Hillsborough to Airlie Beach takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Cape Hillsborough in Juli, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Living Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Townsville tour planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in Juli, expect nights in Townsville to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Nature
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ©
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

4
nights
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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by With Sugar, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In Juli, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Magnetic Island is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum, and stroll through Geoffrey Bay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Magnetic Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Douglas in Juli since evenings lows in Magnetic Island dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 18th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Rockhampton in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Magnetic Island in Juli, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rockhampton, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rockhampton to Noosa by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

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

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hours
Brisbane

Brisbane
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
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hours
Sydney

Sydney
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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