34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Berlin

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll get in some beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville) and Millendon (Fig Tree Estate, Tyler's Vineyard, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and indulge your taste buds at 3000 Grapes.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Perth. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Swan Valley, Upper Reach Winery, Cottesloe Beach, Bells Rapids Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jabiru online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip site .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Freshwater Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island visit app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Tanunda is known for wineries, fun & games, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Lord Howe Island to Tanunda in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lord Howe Island to Tanunda. In January in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Flaxman Wines, Wolf Blass
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

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