29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Clifton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + ferry:  6​h 15​min
4
Manly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Parramatta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Waverley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Berlin

2
nights
Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach ©
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld Kuranda.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Clifton Beach day trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Clifton Beach is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Clifton Beach is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Clifton Beach

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Smithfield, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Ellis Beach. When in Palm Cove, make a side trip to see Crystal Cascades in Redlynch, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Village Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuranda National Park, and take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove trip planner.

Palm Cove is just a stone's throw from Clifton Beach. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Rex Lookout, Crystal Cascades, Kuranda National Park, Ellis Beach
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Kuranda National Park ©
Kuranda National Park

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agincourt Reef and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 16th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website .

Port Douglas is just a short distance from Palm Cove. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelly Beach and Baha'i House of Worship. You'll get in some beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and North Narrabeen Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Manly: Warriewood Beach (in Warriewood), The Baha'i Temple (in Ingleside) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Manly Quarantine Station, pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's on the Corso, sample the fine beverages at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery, and stroll through Mona Vale Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manly online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Manly in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in December: high temperatures in Manly hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Manly

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ingleside, Mona Vale Beach, North Narrabeen Beach, Manly Spirits Co. Distillery, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Manly Quarantine Station ©
Manly Quarantine Station

1
night
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Paradise Beach, enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then stroll through Palm Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Palm Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Manly to Palm Beach in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Palm Beach can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Parramatta.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Parramatta

Parramatta ©
Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Get some historical perspective at Othman Bin Affan Mosque and Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Holy Family Catholic Church and Hillsong Church. Explore Parramatta's surroundings by going to Wat Pa Buddharangsee (in Leumeah) and Penrith (iFLY Downunder & Throw Axe). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Old Government House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Johns Anglican Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of St. John's Cemetery.

Plan a trip to Parramatta easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Palm Beach to Parramatta takes 1.5 hours. In December in Parramatta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Waverley.

Things to do in Parramatta

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Campbelltown, Penrith, Hillsong Church, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Othman Bin Affan Mosque
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Othman Bin Affan Mosque ©
Othman Bin Affan Mosque
Holy Family Catholic Church ©
Holy Family Catholic Church
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral ©
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral

1
night
Waverley

Waverley ©
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Macquarie Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and finally kick back and relax at Shark Beach.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Waverley driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Parramatta to Waverley takes an hour. In December in Waverley, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Waverley

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Macquarie Lighthouse ©
Macquarie Lighthouse

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and St Augustine's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Anglican Church, Barwon Heads (in Barwon Heads), Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale) and The Rip (in Queenscliff). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hillsong Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waverley to Melbourne. Traveling from Waverley in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, St Augustine's Church, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, The Rip
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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