38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Sydney

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in December, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

4
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 the city life by going to Burleigh Heads Beach and Dicky Beach. Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
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.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Alice Springs Desert Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, and examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

6
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Horseshoe Bay and Aldinga Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Blowhole Beach (in Delamere), Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Kalleske Wines, & more) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, indulge your taste buds at Domain Day Cellar Door, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenock, Tanunda, Blowhole Beach, Wolf Blass, Horseshoe Bay
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Tscharke's Place ©
Tscharke's Place

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 29th (Tue) 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 the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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