22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit site .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Blowhole Beach and Island Beach. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island route planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sydney to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Blowhole Beach
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 5th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In October in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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