25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

6
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns route site .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

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. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
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 Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planning tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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