36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wallerawang
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Wisemans Ferry
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg


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5
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 Eastern Beach Reserve and McCrae Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at 13th Beach and Torquay Front Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Cowes Beach (in Cowes), Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat) and Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Somers Beach, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and stroll through Point Roadknight.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Hamburg, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Hamburg in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Point Roadknight, Cowes Beach, Rye Ocean Beach, 13th Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiama Blowhole and Shelly Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Stanwell Tops and see Bald Hill Lookout, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, explore the activities along Watson's Bay, hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Kiama Blowhole, Bald Hill Lookout
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Jenolan Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Mountains and Perry's Lookdown. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Katoomba, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Lincoln's Rock, Jenolan Caves, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

1
night
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wallace, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then get great views at Bracey Lookout, and finally contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wallerawang trip maker .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wallerawang takes an hour. In April in Wallerawang, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave

4
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Get in touch with nature at Palm Beach and Yengo National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Watagans National Park and The Crommelin Native Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Wisemans Ferry side-trips: Holidays Afloat (in Brooklyn) and Olney State Forest (in Laguna).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wisemans Ferry itinerary planning website .

Drive from Wallerawang to Wisemans Ferry in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Wisemans Ferry are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yengo National Park, The Crommelin Native Arboretum, Holidays Afloat, Olney State Forest, Palm Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Yengo National Park ©
Yengo National Park
Watagans National Park
Watagans National Park

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Visit Eli Creek and Indian Head for some beach relaxation.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Wisemans Ferry to Fraser Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and stroll through Paronella Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Babinda Boulders, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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