30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Berlin

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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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
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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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 20th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 21st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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