18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Royal National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Wollongong
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Ulladulla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mallacoota
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Hamburg

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Manly Beach.

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Hamburg, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Sydney. Traveling from Hamburg in February, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Royal National Park.

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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Royal National Park

Royal National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): hike along Cronulla Beach Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wanda Beach.

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You can drive from Sydney to Royal National Park in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Royal National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wollongong.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Cronulla
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Wanda Beach ©
Wanda Beach
Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Symbio Wildlife Park.

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You can drive from Royal National Park to Wollongong in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Wollongong are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Symbio Wildlife Park
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Symbio Wildlife Park

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Booderee National Park. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, then see the interesting displays at Fleet Air Arm Museum, and then kick back and relax at Hyams Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Wollongong to Jervis Bay by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ulladulla.

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2
days
Ulladulla

Ulladulla ©
Ulladulla is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven local government area. On the 18th (Mon), get your game on at Funland Ulladulla, then stop by Rip Curl Ulladulla, then make a trip to Warden Head Light, and finally don't miss a visit to One Track for All. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Pigeon House Mountain.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ulladulla driving holiday planner.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Ulladulla by car takes about an hour. February in Ulladulla sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Ulladulla

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games

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Pigeon House Mountain
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Pigeon House Mountain ©
Pigeon House Mountain
Funland Ulladulla ©
Funland Ulladulla
Rip Curl Ulladulla ©
Rip Curl Ulladulla

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Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay trip planner .

Drive from Ulladulla to Batemans Bay in an hour. February in Batemans Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

#Trails, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Broulee Island Walk
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Broulee Island Walk ©
Broulee Island Walk

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Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a coastal town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Potoroo Palace, then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, and finally see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Eden trip planner.

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Eden in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Eden are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Eden

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Merimbula, Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
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Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre ©
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

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Mallacoota

Mallacoota
Mallacoota is a small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at WW11 Bunker Museum.

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You can drive from Eden to Mallacoota in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mallacoota are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off toLakes Entrance.

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mallacoota to Lakes Entrance takes 2.5 hours. February in Lakes Entrance sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cowes.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Rock, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip planner .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes in 2 hours. February in Cowes sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pyramid Rock, The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and then admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance.

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Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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