23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 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
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Frankfurt

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Anglican Church, Barwon Heads (in Barwon Heads). Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, examine the collection at Federation Square, and make a trip to Southbank.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Lake Wendouree
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout, Bridal Veil Falls, & more), Day FIne Art (in Blackheath) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Watson's Bay, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole, Bald Hill Lookout, First Fleet Park
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Beer Tastings & Tours
Bald Hill Lookout ©
Bald Hill Lookout

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads), SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise) and Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Mooloolaba Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Chris Cunningham Park
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Chris Cunningham Park ©
Chris Cunningham Park
Surfers Paradise Golf Club ©
Surfers Paradise Golf Club

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paronella Park and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Babinda Boulders, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28:
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Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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