22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bremen
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  26​h
End: Bremen

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner.

Bremen, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bremen to Cairns is 9 hours. In December, Cairns is warmer than Bremen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Safaris, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder website .

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 weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

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 January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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