22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

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

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Tyabb to see Tyabb Packing House Antiques about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Degraves Street, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, pick up some local products at Prahran Market, and revel in the low prices at DFO South Wharf.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Frankfurt in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coogee Beach and Freshwater Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Captain Cook Highway. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

5
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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Stockland Cairns Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planning app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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