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:  7​h
2
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
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.
Relax by the water at Carrickalinga Beach and Glenelg Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, make a trip to Rundle Mall, and see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker site .

Frankfurt, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in October: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

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 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Foreshore Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then savor the flavors at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Infant Jesus.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Warrnambool road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Warrnambool in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Fairy, Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Church of the Infant Jesus
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Foreshore Promenade ©
Foreshore Promenade
Tower Hill Cemetery ©
Tower Hill Cemetery

6
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 some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. Kilda Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Cowes (Tyde & Koala Conservation Centre). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 7th (Thu), do a tasting at Wyanga Park Winery and then explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lakes Entrance trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lakes Entrance are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Wyanga Park Winery ©
Wyanga Park Winery

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.
Head to Village Antiques and Bungendore Wood Works Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Mugga-Mugga Cottage and Canberra Rotary Peace Bell are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Wily Trout Vineyard (in Murrumbateman) and Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, view the masterpieces at Strathnairn Gallery, engage your brain at Questacon, and look for gifts at Trove Canberra.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Canberra vacation planner .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Canberra in 5 hours. When traveling from Lakes Entrance in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bungendore, Lanyon Drive Cemetery, Tortured Gum Brewery, Wily Trout Vineyard, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pulpit Rock Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour planning site .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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