35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Mary River National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

4
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 out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Brisbane. When traveling from Munich in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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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

4
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: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and browse the exhibits of Michael Seebeck Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online route planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mary River National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mary River National Park

Mary River National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mary River National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mary River National Park vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Mary River National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Mary River National Park to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Mary River National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Mary River National Park ©
Mary River National Park

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Litchfield National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Batchelor planner .

Traveling by car from Mary River National Park to Batchelor takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Wildlife Parks
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4
nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Sun) at Darwin Waterfront. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Batchelor to Darwin in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect nights in Perth to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then gain a rich perspective with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 1st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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