23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
London

6
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Perth Mint and St Patrick's Basilica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caversham Wildlife Park and Mandurah Cruises. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro), Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more) and Lancelin (Back Beach & Lancelin Island). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Lancelin, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

5
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jenolan Caves and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Camp Cove, take an unorthodox tour of Olympia Milk Bar, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

7
days
Cairns

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and Palm Cove Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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