23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + shuttle + Fly + bus:  12​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Budapest

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker .

Budapest, Hungary to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Budapest to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Coffee Works Port Douglas). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Cairns is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a stroll through The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the next day, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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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

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Hugs Across The Cosmos (in Lavers Hill), Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell road trip site .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Sydney to Port Campbell takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hugs Across The Cosmos, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Cape Otway Lightstation
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

2
nights
Brisbane

Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast in Oxenford--about 1h 20 min away. See some other sides of Brisbane: examine the collection at Opal Museum, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), snap pictures at Story Bridge, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Brisbane takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast
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Distillery Tours
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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