30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Frankfurt

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Dicky Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 9th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, look for gifts at Australian Leather Company, kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Mossman (Janbal Gallery & Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation day trip app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman, Bloomfield Waterfall, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Wonga Beach
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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