28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Millaa Millaa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bowen
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
River Heads
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Noosa
— 1 night
12
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Gold Coast
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
14
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Grafton
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
16
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
17
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt


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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.
Keep things going the next day: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. You will leave for Cairns on the 10th (Sat).

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wooroonooran National Park and Millaa Millaa Falls.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker app .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Cairns

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wooroonooran National Park, Millaa Millaa Falls
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Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls

1
night
Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa ©
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands and then walk around Paronella Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Millaa Millaa trip planner .

Drive from Cairns to Millaa Millaa in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Millaa Millaa can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Tully Gorge National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tully Gorge National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mission Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Millaa Millaa to Mission Beach in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tully Gorge National Park
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Tully Gorge National Park ©
Tully Gorge National Park

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.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Townsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Townsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bowen.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Grays Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bowen road trip planner .

You can drive from Townsville to Bowen in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Townsville in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bowen, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bowen

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planning site .

Drive from Bowen to Airlie Beach in an hour. When traveling from Bowen in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. You will leave for Rockhampton on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Rockhampton: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to River Heads.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Tours
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1
day
River Heads

River Heads
Make your River Heads itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rockhampton to River Heads. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in River Heads

Outdoors
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1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rainbow Beach trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from River Heads to Rainbow Beach by car takes about 2 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 22nd (Thu), wander the streets of Hastings Street and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Noosa trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time 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
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Byron Bay

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.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grafton.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

1
night
Grafton

Grafton
The city of Grafton is the seat of Local Government, the Federal and State Government administrative centre, and the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grafton travel route planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Grafton in 2.5 hours. In August in Grafton, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Grafton

Parks Nature Wildlife
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night
Blackheath

Blackheath
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Blackheath trip planner .

Drive from Grafton to Blackheath in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Sydney

Sydney
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Enjoy Sydney some more: wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off tohome.

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Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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