18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Ascot
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Albury
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Stuttgart

2
nights
Ascot

Ascot ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maldon Market and A Market at Hanging Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ascot: Aesop's Attic Bookshop (in Kyneton), Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs) and Cairn Curran Reservoir (in Welshmans Reef).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ascot online trip planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Ascot is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Ascot

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castlemaine, A Market at Hanging Rock, Aesop's Attic Bookshop, Portal 108, Cairn Curran Reservoir
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Lambley Gardens & Nursery ©
Lambley Gardens & Nursery
Portal 108 ©
Portal 108
A Market at Hanging Rock ©
A Market at Hanging Rock

2
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Get outdoors at East Gippsland Rail Trail and The Lakes National Park. Step out of Bairnsdale to go to Lakes Entrance and see Lakes Entrance Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Tasters Wine and Foods, get outside with Anderson Inlet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and do a tasting at Nicholson River Winery.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bairnsdale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ascot to Bairnsdale takes 4.5 hours. December in Bairnsdale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, The Lakes National Park, Anderson Inlet, Nicholson River Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes

3
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Head to Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods and Myer Centrepointfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Eldorado Dredge (in Eldorado), Wahgunyah (Pfeiffer Wines & St Leonards Vineyard) and Beechworth Honey Experience (in Beechworth). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Murray River Trail, make a trip to Gallery 294, get lost in a book at Lavington Library, and admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albury trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Albury in 5 hours. Traveling from Bairnsdale in January, expect Albury to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Wahgunyah, Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods, Eldorado Dredge, Gallery 294, Beechworth Honey Experience
Highlights from your plan
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods ©
Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods

6
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Harbour Town Premium Outlets (in Biggera Waters), Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday maker site.

You can fly from Albury to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Albury in January, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Moffat Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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