25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  26​h
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Frankfurt

3
days
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, don't miss a visit to Fannie Bay Gaol, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planning tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Darwin is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Frankfurt in October, with highs in Darwin at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
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Crocosaurus Cove

2
days
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get great views at Anzac Hill, learn about all things military at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in October, Alice Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre

4
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and Kalleske Wines. Get outdoors at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and Cleland Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars (in Greenock), Eden Valley (Flaxman Wines & Fernfield Wines) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). There's more to do: do a tasting at Tscharke's Place and get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Adelaide is slightly colder than Alice Springs - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Eden Valley, Marananga, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Visiting Warrandyte State Park and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

6
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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Pulpit Rock Lookout and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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