8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Canberra
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 31st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Parliament of Australia, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get curious at Questacon, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

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Metzingen, Germany to Canberra is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Metzingen to Canberra. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Metzingen in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
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Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Port Douglas

— 1 night
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.