28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  22​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cottesloe Beach, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and explore the activities along Swan River.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth online tour itinerary maker .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. In July, Perth is a bit cooler than Dusseldorf - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle Markets, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beerenberg Farm and Glenelg Beach. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Victor Harbor to see Granite Island about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Adelaide are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beerenberg Farm, Granite Island, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franklin River Nature Trail and Pelverata Falls Track. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Willow Creek Miniature Goats (in Ellendale). On the 14th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at The Hobart Real Tennis Club, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hobart when traveling from Adelaide in July, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Franklin River Nature Trail, Kingston Beach, Pelverata Falls Track
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach
The Hobart Real Tennis Club ©
The Hobart Real Tennis Club

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to A Maze'N Things and The Enchanted Adventure Garden. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford), Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat) and Forrest Caves (in Newhaven). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Churchill Island, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock, and don't miss a visit to Southbank.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip website .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Melbourne sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Forrest Caves, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Churchill Island, Pulpit Rock
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Balloon Rides
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cockington Green and National Arboretum Canberra. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Zoo and Aquarium, engage your brain at Questacon, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canberra visit planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Questacon ©
Questacon
Royal Australian Mint ©
Royal Australian Mint

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Burleigh Head National Park. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay, approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Canberra to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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