29 days in Darwin, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

29 days in Darwin, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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29 days in Darwin, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 8 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Frankfurt

8
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Buley Rockhole (in Litchfield National Park) and Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Tue) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Frankfurt in September, plan for warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Darwin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Buley Rockhole, Territory Wildlife Park
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

8
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. New Govardhana Australia and Queensland Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve) and Natural Bridge (in Springbrook). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane sightseeing site .

You can fly from Darwin to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Darwin in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, New Govardhana Australia, Kurrawa Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Natural Bridge
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

9
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more) and Wollongong (St Francis Xavier's Cathedral & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hartley Historic Village.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Bowral, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

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