23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Budapest

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get your game on at Zero Latency, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site .

Budapest, Hungary to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Budapest to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 6°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, stroll around Wirreanda Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, SunJet Simulations, Wirreanda Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 31st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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