40 days in Australia Itinerary

40 days in Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Leipzig
+2
train + bus + Fly:  29​h
1
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Leipzig

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
We've included these beaches for you: Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Victor Harbor (Granite Island & Encounter Bikeway) and Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, stroll through Seacliff Beach, kick back and relax at Goolwa Beach, and don't miss a visit to Old Gum Tree Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker app .

Leipzig, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Leipzig to Adelaide. Traveling from Leipzig in November, expect nights in Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Delamere, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Goolwa Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Lake Wendouree. You'll get in some beach time at Bells Beach and Sorrento Front Beach. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in November, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Healesville Sanctuary, Sorrento Front Beach, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

7
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Caves Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Jenolan Caves and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Caves Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visiting Mooloolaba Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cougal Cascades (in Currumbin), Big Blue Charters (in Gold Coast) and Currimundi Lake (in Currimundi). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Currimundi Lake
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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. Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Port Douglas (With Sugar & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 4th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip website .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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