24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nuremberg
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Angaston
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Nuremberg

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.
Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and Smithfield Shopping Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns travel route website .

Nuremberg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Nuremberg in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, stop by Coffee Works, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Angaston.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Angaston

Angaston ©
Angaston is a town on the eastern side of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, 77 km northeast of Adelaide. On the 2nd (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Barossa Farmers Market, look for gifts at Barossa Valley Cheese Company, learn about winemaking at Thorn-Clarke Wines, then do a tasting at Flaxman Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Kabminye Winery. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Tscharke's Place, learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and finally learn about winemaking at Whistler Wines.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Angaston itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Douglas to Angaston. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect Angaston to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Angaston

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Marananga, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Flaxman Wines, Murray Street Vineyards
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Thorn-Clarke Wines ©
Thorn-Clarke Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Flaxman Wines ©
Flaxman Wines

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston Stfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at South Melbourne Market, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Angaston to Melbourne. Traveling from Angaston in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at The Nook, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, then browse for treasures at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Leura journey planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. November in Leura sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by Opal Minded, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Leura in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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