19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Stuttgart

5
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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online road trip planner .

Stuttgart, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Albury

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): browse the different shops at Myer Centrepoint, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albury trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Albury takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Albury, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Albury

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Myer Centrepoint ©
Myer Centrepoint

2
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Nicholson River Winery, then stroll through Lakes Entrance Beach, and then head outdoors with Mitchell river walk. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Anderson Inlet and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gippsland Lakes.

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You can drive from Albury to Bairnsdale in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albury in January, with highs in Bairnsdale at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Anderson Inlet, Nicholson River Winery
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Mitchell river walk ©
Mitchell river walk
Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Anderson Inlet ©
Anderson Inlet

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shark Island. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Freshwater Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Sydney takes 8 hours. Traveling from Bairnsdale in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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