19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Baden-Baden

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nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth journey planner .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Baden-Baden in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Whiteman, Fremantle
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns itinerary website .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

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

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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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

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You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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