28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  21​h
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Berlin

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth journey maker .

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
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Fremantle Prison

5
days
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 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
day
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.
On the 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in May, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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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

3
days
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, look for gifts at The Reef Marina, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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