28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hannover
Fly:  32​h
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Torquay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
8
Yulara
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Hannover

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Lake McKenzie and Lake Allom.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island journey planner .

Hannover, Germany to Fraser Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hannover to Fraser Island is 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Escape the urban bustle at Jenolan Caves and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Gibsons Steps. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, and kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary builder .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head off the coast to Griffiths Island, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): trek along Great Ocean Walk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and then take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay online route planner .

Drive from Port Fairy to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bells Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Torquay day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

2
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta and Red Desert Reptiles. Visiting Kuniya Walk and Uluru will get you outdoors. Explore Yulara's surroundings by going to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Walpa Gorge & Valley of the Winds). There's still lots to do: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yulara trip site .

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi from Torquay to Yulara in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Torquay in June, expect nights in Yulara to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mossman Gorge and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Yulara to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yulara in June, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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