23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  27​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
Timboon
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Stuttgart

3
days
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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Stuttgart, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks

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Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Timboon.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

few
hours
Timboon

Timboon ©
Timboon is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, and then get outside with The Arch.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Timboon online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Timboon takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Timboon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

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Port Campbell, Bay of Martyrs
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The Arch ©
The Arch
The Grotto ©
The Grotto
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

4
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip website .

Traveling by car from Timboon to Melbourne takes 3 hours. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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