Travel around Australia at your own pace. Whether you travel as a backpacker or glampacker, it is nice to have a calm start to the journey with flights, pick up at the airport and two nights accommodation pre-booked and ready. Click diseaseslearning for learn more about Australia.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Day 2-4: Sydney
We have booked the first two nights at a centrally located accommodation in Sydney. Spend your days exploring Sydney. Check out the Opera House, climb the Harbor Bridge, enjoy the sun on Bondi Beach and soak up the city atmosphere before the freedom and open spaces attract.
Day 5: Out on further adventures
Australia is a giant country. In fact, as much as 17 times larger than Sweden. Therefore, planning is a must when traveling around here. Do you want to book a few nights in Sydney or maybe book the whole trip with transport, overnight stays and excursions?
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and Australia’s largest city. More than four million people live here, and seeing the city is an enchanting and amazing experience. The Opera House is of course a great experience for most people who visit Sydney and you must not miss it. Go on a guided tour and learn about how this architectural miracle was built. We also recommend seeing a performance in the Opera House. In the same area is Harbor Bridge. Here is a small museum where you can learn more about the construction of the bridge. You can also go up the 200 steps to the top and look out over the city. The adventurous can also climb the bridge. Next to the Opera House is the Royal Botanic Garden, where eager exercisers run or cycle all day long. Feel free to bring a picnic and have lunch in the shade of a tree overlooking the harbor, the opera house and the bridge. It’s absolutely amazing.
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia’s second largest city with 3.5 million inhabitants. It is a modern city where skyscrapers, office buildings and shopping malls mix with the old buildings in beautiful Victorian style. The mixed architecture gives a picture of Melbourne’s residents. This is because there is a mix of people from all over the world. In particular, there has been a large influx of Greeks and Asians, which is reflected in the food, among other things. Melbourne has a fantastic range of restaurants.
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and has 1.8 million inhabitants. Brisbane has a lot of culture to offer, such as museums, galleries, theaters and cinemas. Take a walk in the city center and cozy Anzac Square and see the beautiful buildings and river life. Several companies offer dinner cruises on the river, but the cheapest way to see Brisbane is to board one of the public taxi boats. You can jump on and off where you want. Along the promenade there are good restaurants overlooking the river. In the evenings it is extra nice, when Story Bridge is lit up. Brisbane is not by the sea, so at the South Bank there is an artificial lagoon with sand and palm trees where you can take a refreshing dip.
Cairns is Queensland’s most visited city and the starting point for a wealth of exciting nature experiences. Most people associate Cairns with the world’s largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, and it’s well worth a boat trip to see it. The snorkeling and diving is fantastic here. Thousands of colorful fish and corals live here. The city center is located between Esplanade and Sheridan Street. There are accommodation options, restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries, shops and operators offering tours in and around Cairns. Like most major cities in Australia, Cairns offers many types of adventure sports. Cairns does not have a nice beach, and therefore a large lagoon with salt water has been created, which is free for everyone. Toilets and changing rooms are also available for use.
The majority of Western Australia’s sparse population lives in Perth. The air is clean in Perth and the city offers a beautiful promenade along the Swan River, easy access to beautiful beaches, a cozy center with many shops and good restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Perth is a good starting point for exciting and cozy day trips to Fremantle, a small port town at the mouth of the Swan River, the wilderness on the west coast of Australia and to the wine regions to the south. . Freedom is the main theme of this trip – but we are happy to help with some suggestions on good places to stay.
Day 29: Return trip
Time to say goodbye and maybe see you again and start the journey home to Scandinavia.
Day 30: Homecoming
Two nights at a hostel in Sydney