46 days in Australia & Kuta Itinerary

46 days in Australia & Kuta Itinerary

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46 days in Australia & Kuta Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mooloolaba, Australia
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
5
Noosa, Australia
— 2 nights
6
Maleny, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Mooloolaba, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
8
Kuta, Indonesia
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  23​h
End: Hamburg, Germany

9
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Fort Nepean. Get outdoors at Rye Beach and Cape Schanck Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Hart's Farm (in Shoreham), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea) and Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sorrento Back Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Redwood Forest, identify plant and animal life at Warburton Rainforest Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker site .

Hamburg, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Schanck, Portsea, Geelong, Warburton, Cape Schanck Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 3:
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Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Rye Beach ©
Rye Beach

1
night
Sydney, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Heffron Pedal Park, kick back and relax at Maroubra Beach, then steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk.

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

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Randwick
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Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach
Heffron Pedal Park ©
Heffron Pedal Park
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

11
nights
Mooloolaba, Australia

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Step out of the city life by going to Marcoola Beach and Glass House Mountains National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caloundra Lighthouses and Aqua Park Bli Bli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Caboolture (Caboolture Historical Village & Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology), Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree) and Redcliffe (Woody Point Jetty & Settlement Cove). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Top Catch Charters, play a few rounds at Headland Golf Club, head outdoors with FlyWaco, and take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Mooloolaba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Buderim, Caloundra, Twin Waters, Nambour, Queensland
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Top Catch Charters ©
Top Catch Charters

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

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 in touch with nature at Atherton Tablelands and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Village Herberton and Michaelmas Cay. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Curtain Fig National Park in Yungaburra, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and make a trip to Freshwater Station.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Mooloolaba to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Cairns is a bit warmer than Mooloolaba - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Curtain Fig National Park
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Shark Diving
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

2
nights
Noosa, Australia

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Double Island Point Lighthouse and Poona Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Rainbow Beach and Tewantin National Park. Take a break from Noosa with a short trip to Emu Mountain in Coolum Beach, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Noosa Botanic Gardens, get great views at Laguna Lookout, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noosa travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cairns to Noosa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rainbow Beach, Emu Mountain, Noosa Botanic Gardens, Double Island Point Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park
Emu Mountain ©
Emu Mountain
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

2
nights
Maleny, Australia

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Art on Cairncross, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stony Creek Day-Use Recreation Area, appreciate the history behind Woodford Leopard Tank, then contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey Church. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, admire all the interesting features of Kenilworth Dairies, and then take a peaceful walk through Charlie Moreland Camping Area.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Maleny trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Caboolture, Kenilworth, Woodford, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Charlie Moreland Camping Area ©
Charlie Moreland Camping Area
Abbey Church ©
Abbey Church
Art on Cairncross ©
Art on Cairncross

7
nights
Mooloolaba, Australia

Mooloolaba ©
Escape the urban bustle at Mooloolaba Beach and Bulcock Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Mooloolaba further: enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, wander the streets of Downtown Caloundra, tee off at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, and contemplate the waterfront views at Currimundi Lake.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba sightseeing planner.

Drive from Maleny to Mooloolaba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore, Tanawha, Buderim, Rockit Climbing Gym
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Taman Ayun Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balangan Beach and Bingin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuta: Suluban Beach (in Pecatu), Ungasan (Blue Point Beach, Green Bowl Beach, & more) and Jimbaran Hills Activity Valley (in Jimbaran). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Caow Eng Bio Chinese Buddhist Temple, make a trip to Tanah Kilap Temple, and admire the striking features of Puja Mandala.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuta driving holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Mooloolaba to Kuta with the Route module. Traveling from Mooloolaba to Kuta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mooloolaba in May, you will find days in Kuta are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ungasan, Legian, Pecatu, Jimbaran, Taman Ayun Temple
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

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