29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Berlin

4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Cairns is 9 hours. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 7th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, stroll through Thornton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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 Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fraser Island, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island tour planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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