33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Munich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Cairns
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
Munich

2
days
Cairns

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns route builder tool .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In September, Cairns is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

9
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Art on Cairncross (in Maleny), Caloundra (Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, & more) and Montville Art Gallery (in Montville). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Caloundra, Montville Art Gallery, Caloundra Lighthouses, Art on Cairncross, Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 6th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, then explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

9
days
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Trinity College Chapel are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne route site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 17th (Wed): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Darling Harbour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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