29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Cairns. In April, Cairns is much warmer than Munich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen will get you outdoors. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and get outside with Simpsons Gap.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Aldinga Beach and Island Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and Cleland Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Blowhole Beach (in Delamere), Hahndorf (Beerenberg Farm & The Cedars) and Stuart O'Grady Bikeway (in Gawler). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Old Gum Tree Reserve, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hale Conservation Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip builder app .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Hahndorf, Stuart O'Grady Bikeway, Hale Conservation Park, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park ©
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire

5
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Sydney Harbour National Park. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Coogee Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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