26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Do your shopping at Fremantle Markets and Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse. Get in touch with nature at Cottesloe Beach and Caversham Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle), Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra) and Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth tour planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. August in Perth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises, Old Blythewood, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Museum-lovers will appreciate Talapi and Road Transport Hall of Fame. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

Make your Alice Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Perth to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Alice Springs is 1 hour. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
night
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 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and then take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday planning app .

Getting from Alice Springs to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally stop by Volle Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Old Parliament House and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
nights
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 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, and then wander the streets of Degraves Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in August, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then stop by 5 O'clock Somewhere. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Old Timers Mine, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Opalios, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Coober Pedy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in August, you will find days in Coober Pedy are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

5
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. Head to Nomad Art Gallery and Mbantua Fine Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, browse the different shops at The Book Shop Darwin, and stop by Viva La Body.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coober Pedy to Darwin in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Coober Pedy in August, expect Darwin to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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