17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
Berlin

4
days
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Port Douglas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Attractions like Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stop by Coffee Works.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

5
days
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. Family-friendly places like Coogee Beach and Clovelly will thrill your kids. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of The Rocks, and explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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