20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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Berlin, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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