Route & dates
58 days in Australia Itinerary
Fly: 22h 45min
Melbourne— 12 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Sydney— 14 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Adelaide— 14 nights
Cairns— 15 nights
Fly: 21h 45min
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Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Visiting Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Paramoor Winery (in Carlsruhe), Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck) and Blackhill Reserve (in Kyneton). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, do a tasting at Sedona Estate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford.
For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .
Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Melbourne
Ballarat, Yea, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park, St. Kilda Beach
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The Harbour City
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 hidden gems such as Jenolan Caves and Munmorah State Conservation Area. Relax by the water at Palm Beach and Terrigal Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary website .
Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.
Things to do in Sydney
Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Blackheath, Terrigal Beach, Bronte Beach
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Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.Do some cultural sightseeing at Jeanneret Wines and Paulett Wines. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Deep Creek Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Eden Valley (Fernfield Wines & Flaxman Wines), Clare (Riesling Trail, Sussex Squire Wines, & more) and McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale III Associate wines, Shingleback Wine Cellar Door, & more). Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, make a trip to Adelaide Oval, learn about winemaking at Claymore Wines, and contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner.
Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.
Things to do in Adelaide
Clare, McLaren Vale, Sevenhill, Eden Valley, Greenock
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The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
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.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Mulgrave Settlers Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Wooroonooran National Park, stroll through Paronella Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip app .
Getting from Adelaide to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in October, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Cairns
Port Douglas, Gordonvale, Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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