29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth sightseeing planning app .

Munich, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in October; daily highs in Perth reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 38°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through Adelaide Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and then kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, with highs in Adelaide at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and St Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Sydney to go to Megalong Valley and see Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Get in touch with nature at Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Eli Creek.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip website .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 7th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach journey planner.

You can take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Airlie Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
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.
Visiting Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planning website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Annie's Ladies Boutique). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online travel planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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