30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Berlin


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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 18th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Anzac Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Cairns is 9 hours. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel planner .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 5th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and get outside with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Alice Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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