16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns online vacation planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns. Traveling from Dusseldorf in December, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then explore the activities along Lake Allom.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour app .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off tohome.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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