28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Do your shopping at Adelaide Central Market and Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere), Vineyard Road Cellar Door (in Belvidere) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Softfoot, explore the gorgeous colors at Port Noarlunga Reef, indulge your taste buds at Harvest the Fleurieu, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Onkaparinga River National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip maker .

Frankfurt, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Adelaide, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in October, things will get a bit warmer in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Noarlunga, Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, Softfoot, Cleland Wildlife Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, and finally identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then browse the exhibits of Blarney Books and Art, and finally pick up some local products at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Adelaide to Warrnambool by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Childer's Cove
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Childer's Cove ©
Childer's Cove
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and Churchill Island Marine National Park (in Newhaven). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, browse the different shops at Southgate Melbourne, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Churchill Island Marine National Park, Koala Conservation Centre
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Entrance Walk, then browse for treasures at Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals, and then identify plant and animal life at Gippsland Lakes.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance trip itinerary website .

Getting from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery or Fyshwick Fresh Food Market. Get outdoors at Floriade and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Canberra to Wee Jasper to see Wee Jasper Reserves about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, view the masterpieces at Strathnairn Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra road trip site .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Canberra takes 5 hours. While traveling from Lakes Entrance, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pierces Creek Forest, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Wee Jasper Reserves, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Wee Jasper Reserves ©
Wee Jasper Reserves
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ©
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

7
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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