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:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat) and Anglican Church, Barwon Heads (in Barwon Heads). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

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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. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 6°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. 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 lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Bald Hill Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

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Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Day FIne Art, Bald Hill Lookout, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Surfers Paradise Golf Club (in Clear Island Waters), Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads) and SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 6th (Tue) 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, Chris Cunningham Park, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Paronella Park and Helicopter Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Paronella Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Babinda Boulders, Trinity Beach
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Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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