26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
7
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adelaide Central Market and Carrickalinga Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Horseshoe Bay and Granite Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley), Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere) and Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio (in Willunga). There's more to do: make a trip to Adelaide Oval and tour the pleasant surroundings at Morgan Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online route planner .

Munich, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 8 hours. In February, Adelaide is much hotter than Munich - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Carrickalinga Beach, Second Valley Beach, Morgan Beach
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally examine the collection at Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Federation Square ©
Federation Square
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Watson's Bay. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, take a tour by water with Sydney by Boat, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Moffat Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, and finally take a stroll through Queen Street Mall. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, then wander the streets of West End, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder website .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

Find out how to plan Whitsunday Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Boathaven Beach, trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then get a new perspective on things with Airlie Boat Hire.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

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nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum, kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Horseshoe Bay Markets, and finally see some colorful creatures with Big Mama Sailing. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Magnetic Island visit planning tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

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

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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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the galleries of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, then view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, then contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Townsville using our trip planner.

Townsville is very close to Magnetic Island. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Cairns

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.
Doongal Aboriginal Art and Cairns Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Kayaking & Canoeing in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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