24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam


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7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary maker .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also 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. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brisbane vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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