23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  33​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Berlin


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1
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get great views at Anzac Hill, see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On your second day here, stop by Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, then enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Kangaroo Island in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Torquay online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Torquay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In March in Torquay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lorne
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Great Ocean Walk, get great views at Mariners Lookout, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

1
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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then explore the galleries of Blarney Books and Art, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, and finally browse the fresh offerings at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Fairy trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Fairy takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Shopping Parks
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. On your second day here, make a trip to The Grotto, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Loch Ard Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 11th (Mon), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

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Getting from Port Campbell to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stop by DUX Collection Sydney, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a splash at WetSide Water Park, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect nights in Hervey Bay to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
The Pier ©
The Pier

1
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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy trip builder app .

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Seventeen Seventy in 3 hours. In March in Seventeen Seventy, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with The Pinnacles and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Seventeen Seventy to Fraser Island with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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