26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Strathgordon
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  14​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Alpine National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

5
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 off the beaten path and head to 13th Beach and Rye Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Wool Museum and RAAF Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary (in Barwon Heads) and Portsea (Portsea Back Beach, Fort Nepean, & more). There's still lots to do: hike along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey site .

Berlin, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Melbourne is 9 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Portsea, Barwon Heads, Sorrento, Panorama Garden Estate, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
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Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Hobart are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Hobart

Neighborhoods Museums
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Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

1
day
Strathgordon

Strathgordon ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Creepy Crawly Nature Trail, admire the engineering at Gordon Dam, and then admire the engineering at Serpentine Dam.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strathgordon trip maker site .

Getting from Hobart to Strathgordon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Serpentine Dam ©
Serpentine Dam
Gordon Dam ©
Gordon Dam

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 18th (Mon), trek along The Overland Track. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls, then get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel route planning app .

You can drive from Strathgordon to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Melbourne by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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few
hours
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for Melbourne on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Melbourne

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with Cheap AZ Travel, stroll through Elwood Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

St Kilda, Elwood Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cheap AZ Travel ©
Cheap AZ Travel
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs, head outdoors with The Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and finally do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Campbell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bay of Martyrs, Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
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The Arch ©
The Arch
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Blarney Books and Art, then view the masterpieces at Whale Bone Studio Arts, and finally identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Warrnambool Breakwater, take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, get interesting insight from Lake Pertobe Motor Boats, then grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Port Campbell to Warrnambool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Alpine National Park.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Childer's Cove
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
Blarney Books and Art ©
Blarney Books and Art

1
night
Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get outside with Lake Cobbler.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alpine National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Warrnambool to Alpine National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Alpine National Park

Outdoors
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2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake, and finally head outdoors with Evans Lookout. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Perry's Lookdown.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blackheath trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alpine National Park to Blackheath takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls Lake, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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.
Appreciate the collections at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and HARS Aviation Museum. Get outdoors at Kiama Harbour and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance), Zipline (in Wyong Creek) and Saddleback Mountain Lookout (in Kiama). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track, grab your bike and head to Foreshore Track, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Wollongong, Kiama, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum

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