18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+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

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns online tour itinerary 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. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

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

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip builder site .

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

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
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Wanggoolba Creek

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip site .

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. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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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, get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip tool .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Manly Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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