28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cowes
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Berlin

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island sightseeing website .

Getting from Brisbane to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. February in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Pass and Lost Bear Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Blackheath. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blackheath, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock 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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Cove Conservation Park, and then make a trip to Old Gum Tree Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally catch a live event at Adelaide Oval.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, Adelaide is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Old Gum Tree Reserve, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then explore and take pictures at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Boat Hire. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Churchill Island Marine National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cowes route builder .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Cape Woolamai Beach, Churchill Island Marine National Park
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©

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