37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hannover
train + Fly:  31​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Eumundi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 15 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  27​h
End: Hannover

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor some retail therapy. Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour builder website .

Hannover, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Hannover to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Hannover in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market

3
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. For shopping fun, head to The Real McCaul or Kawana Shoppingworld. You'll get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Eumundi: Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra), Sea Life Sunshine Coast (in Mooloolaba) and Maroochydore (Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza & Maroochydore Beach). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eumundi holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Eumundi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Eumundi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Peregian Beach, Kawana Shoppingworld
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sanctuary Markets (in Currumbin), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Eumundi to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise 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 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. For shopping fun, head to The Nook or Victory Theatre Antique Centre. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Leura trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura takes 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Leura are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Rick Rutherford's Country
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Blue Mountains Chocolate Company ©
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
Katoomba Vintage Emporium ©
Katoomba Vintage Emporium

15
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Marketsfor some retail therapy. Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Leura in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mosman, Shelly Beach, Bridget Kennedy Project Space
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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