26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  27​h
1
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
2
North Sydney
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Vienna

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Chelsea Beach. Head to St Anne's Winery and Jeff Jones Plants and Producefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting St Kilda side-trips: Carrum Beach (in Carrum), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, and take a leisurely stroll along St Kilda Pier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St Kilda trip planner .

Vienna, Austria to St Kilda is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to St Kilda is 9 hours. In January, St Kilda is warmer than Vienna - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to North Sydney.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bacchus Marsh, Chelsea Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Carrum Beach, Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier

4
nights
North Sydney

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Beach and Bilgola Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Maroubra Beach (in Maroubra), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Captain Chocolate (in Jannali). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach, hike along Cronulla Beach Walk, and meet the residents at Taronga Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the North Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from St Kilda to North Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from St Kilda in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in North Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in North Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Bronte Beach, Nielsen Park, Bilgola Beach, Maroubra Beach
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Barb's Gift Shop and Orion Springfield Central. Discover out-of-the-way places like Queen Street Mall and Relove Oxley. Step out of Brisbane to go to Ipswich and see St Marys Catholic Church, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online journey builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from North Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Ipswich, Barb's Gift Shop
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Orion Springfield Central ©
Orion Springfield Central

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eli Creek and Indian Head. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Wanggoolba Creek.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

5
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.
Head to Rusty's Market and Tanks Arts Centrefor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Atherton Tablelands and Skydiving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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