25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Hamburg

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 Michaelmas Cay and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Babinda Boulders. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Sunday Market Port Douglas (in Port Douglas).

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route planning app .

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in October, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Sunday Market Port Douglas, Babinda Boulders
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Finch Hatton Gorge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Proserpine Museum and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. On the 31st (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Charter Yachts Australia, tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Proserpine, Whitsunday Islands, Finch Hatton Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 1:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Speed Boats Tours
Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Take a break from the city and head to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Seven Mile Beach. Popular historic sites such as Cape Raoul and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and stop by Sweets and Treats.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hobart takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in November: highs in Hobart hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Cape Raoul, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Coal Mines Historic Site, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. On your second day here, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

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Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Moores Hill Estate, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Platypus House, Goaty Hill Wines
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Eastern Beach Reserve and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Bells Beach (in Torquay), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Bells Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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