24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lorne
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
7
Warrnambool
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Let the collections at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Ngarru Gallery (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of This is Aboriginal Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally view the masterpieces at Talapi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cairns in October since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
This is Aboriginal Art ©
This is Aboriginal Art
Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Henderson Gallery and Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, walk around South Bank Parklands, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

Find out how to plan Brisbane trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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 Manly Beach. Brett Whiteley Studio and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip site .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Beaches Parks
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Brett Whiteley Studio ©
Brett Whiteley Studio
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Shop till you drop at FortyFiveDownstairs and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, view the masterpieces at Craft Victoria, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quang Minh Buddhist Temple
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Lorne Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lorne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Lorne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Lorne

Beaches Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally kick back and relax at Foreshore Promenade.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Warrnambool online visit planner .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Lorne to Warrnambool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Shop till you drop at ASSP Gallery Shop and Vineyard Road Cellar Door. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Hahndorf (Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market, The Aboriginal Art House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, view the masterpieces at Better World Arts, browse the exhibits of JamFactory, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Warrnambool to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Port Adelaide, Vineyard Road Cellar Door
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

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