23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen


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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get little chillier in Fraser Island: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, trek along Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne holiday maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

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