28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
Jabiru
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in October, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Government House. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney route planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, explore the activities along Indian Head, make a trip to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

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Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

2
nights
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 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11 hours. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Myall Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
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). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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.
Fremantle Prison and Bennett Brook Railway will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to All Saints Anglican Church (in Belhus), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth itinerary planner.

Getting from Jabiru to Perth by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jabiru to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Perth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Whiteman, Fremantle, All Saints Anglican Church, Bells Rapids Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park

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