24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Berridale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin


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8
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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions planning app .

Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Sydney. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Australian Reptile Park, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 28th (Mon), make a trip to Wollongong Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at North Wollongong Beach, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Early Start Discovery Space.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wollongong online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sydney to Wollongong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Wollongong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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North Wollongong Beach ©
North Wollongong Beach
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Early Start Discovery Space ©
Early Start Discovery Space

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Murramarang National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Batemans Bay tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Batemans Bay takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Murramarang National Park
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Murramarang National Park ©
Murramarang National Park

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at ANZAC Parade Walk, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canberra day trip planning app .

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Canberra in 2 hours. Traveling from Batemans Bay in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Berridale.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell ©
Canberra Rotary Peace Bell

3
nights
Berridale

Berridale ©
Berridale is a small town in New South Wales of 1,197 people at the and was the administrative centre of the Snowy River Shire until that shire merged with two others to form the Snowy Monaro Regional Council in 2016, one of Australia's major inland tourism destinations. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kosciuszko National Park and Lake Eucumbene. Visiting Lake Jindabyne and Bluff Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Berridale's surroundings by going to Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre (in Jindabyne), Tumbarumba (Courabyra Wines & Mountain Ash Trails) and Snow Gums Boardwalk (in Charlottes Pass). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Summit Walk/Main Range Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Berridale road trip site .

You can drive from Canberra to Berridale in 2 hours. In January, Berridale is slightly colder than Canberra - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Berridale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tumbarumba, Jindabyne, Bluff Falls, Lake Eucumbene, Kosciuszko National Park
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Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Lake Eucumbene ©
Lake Eucumbene

1
night
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
GoWhaleWatching Merimbula has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at GoWhaleWatching Merimbula.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Eden trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berridale to Eden in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Berridale in February, Eden is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Eden

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Merimbula, Panboola Wetlands, Pambula Beach
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Panboola Wetlands ©
Panboola Wetlands

1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bairnsdale day trip planning site .

You can drive from Eden to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toWilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Bairnsdale to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Nobbies Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes journey app .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes takes 2 hours. In February in Cowes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Woolamai Beach, The Nobbies Centre
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Cape Woolamai Beach ©
Cape Woolamai Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park will get you outdoors. Melbourne Museum and St Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Francis Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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