25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Townsville
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
6
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Lake Wendouree. Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Ocean Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Mothers Beach (in Mornington), McCrae Beach (in McCrae) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and take in nature's colorful creations at Catani Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Munich, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St Kilda, 13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach, McCrae Beach
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Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Wentworth Falls. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Congwong Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls, Congwong Beach, Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake McKenzie and Champagne Pools.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Relax by the water at Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roma Street Parkland and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the views from Story Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and don't miss a visit to Boggo Road Gaol.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Strand and Copperfield Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Castle Hill and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Townsville to go to Alligator Creek and see Alligator Falls Track, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and explore the galleries of The Drill Hall Studio.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in February; daily highs in Townsville reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Alligator Falls Track, Copperfield Gorge
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 10th (Sun), deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Big Mama Sailing, then kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Magnetic Island trip planner .

Magnetic Island is just a stone's throw from Townsville. In February, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Palm Cove Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to With Sugar in Port Douglas--about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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