21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Berlin

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip website .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 31st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnaroo Point Beach (in Hillarys) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Kent Street Weir, Pinnaroo Point Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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