22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

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


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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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 Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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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

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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip site .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 19th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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