32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  32​h
1
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Yarrawonga
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Shepparton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
11
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
12
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Berlin

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then make a trip to Jezzine Barracks.

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Berlin, Germany to Townsville is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, and finally browse the collection at Bundaberg Regional Libraries. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Swamp Environment Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg tour builder .

Getting from Townsville to Bundaberg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Bundaberg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
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Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yarrawonga.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

1
day
Yarrawonga

Yarrawonga ©
Yarrawonga is a town in the Shire of Moira local government area in the Australian state of Victoria. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Rich Glen Olive Estate, then cool off at Aquazone Waterpark, then explore the activities along Lake Mulwala, and finally experience rural life at Savernake Station.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yarrawonga holiday planner.

Getting from Canberra to Yarrawonga by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Yarrawonga

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Savernake Station
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Savernake Station ©
Savernake Station

2
nights
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Shepparton Motor Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cussen Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cheeky Grog Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Kirwans Bridge, then do a tasting at Longleat Estate, then relax in the rural setting at Belstack Strawberry Farm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Park Lake.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shepparton attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Yarrawonga to Shepparton takes an hour. In December in Shepparton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Shepparton

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Belstack Strawberry Farm, Longleat Estate, Cheeky Grog Co., Cussen Park, Kirwans Bridge
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Cussen Park ©
Cussen Park
Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Cape Otway Lightstation, trek along Great Ocean Walk, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay trip builder app .

You can drive from Shepparton to Apollo Bay in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Otway National Park
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip app .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Cedars, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Adelaide in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then explore the galleries of Talapi, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

1
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Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours

Side Trip

Busselton Jetty
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Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, and finally explore the activities along Swan River.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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