35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), Dreamworld (in Coomera) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, and get your game on at Big Kart Track.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Big Kart Track
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, explore and take pictures at Earl Hill, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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