29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  24​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf


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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Granite Island and Adelaide Central Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf), Clare (Richardson Park Playspace & Crabtree Watervale Wines) and Rattler Trail (in Riverton). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and stroll through Adelaide Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip builder tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Adelaide, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, expect Adelaide to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Clare, Beerenberg Farm, Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island, Rattler Trail
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and State Library of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Lake Daylesford in Daylesford, approximately 1h 45 min away. Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lake Daylesford
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Room Escape Games
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenolan Caves and Speed Boats Tours. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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 Cape Byron Walking Track and Kirra Beach. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Paronella Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and see the interesting displays at Mulgrave Settlers Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Paronella Park, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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