43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Beauty Spot (in Carrum Downs), Black Powder Mill (in Cairnlea) and Rhyll Jetty (in Rhyll). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

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. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamburg in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Langwarrin, Hepburn Springs, Fisher Reserve, Spas, Rhyll Jetty
Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 6:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

11
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lapstone Zig Zag (in Glenbrook). There's lots more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, push the limits with an extreme tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Leura, Lithgow, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Luddenham Raceway, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 17:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fraser Island travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 24:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
K'gari ©
K'gari
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton), Port Douglas (Safaris, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) on the rails with a train tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns visit 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. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area, Mamu Tropical Skywalk
Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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