26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Langmeil Winery and Carrick Hill. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and Riesling Trail (in Clare). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Adelaide is 8 hours. In October, Adelaide is a bit warmer than Munich - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Riesling Trail, Glenelg Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Admirals Arch. Get in touch with nature at Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Caves. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island visit app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. Step out of Melbourne to go to Brighton and see Brighton Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Hanging Rock Reserve, Brighton Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Scenic Walkway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Featherdale Wildlife Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bronte Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, make a trip to Uluru, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

5
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.
Visiting Mossman Gorge Centre and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Millaa Millaa (Zillie Falls & Millaa Millaa Falls), Port Douglas (Opal Reef & Horses in Port) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Arrow Walk.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa, Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Red Arrow Walk, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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