26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Berlin

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Laserfun, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online vacation planner .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Cairns is 9 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): have fun at South Bank Parklands and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Brisbane hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Fun & Games

Side Trip

Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Half Moon Bay and Cape Woolamai Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Cowes Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes (Tyde & Koala Conservation Centre). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes, Cape Woolamai Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Carrickalinga Beach and Seacliff Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot). Dedicate the 2nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, make a trip to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, and take in nature's colorful creations at Oaklands Wetland.

Discover how to plan a Adelaide trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Oaklands Wetland, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, The Cedars
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Seacliff Beach ©
Seacliff Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island itinerary site .

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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