23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

3
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip builder tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Jervis Bay.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get outdoors at Bendalong Beach and Greenfield Beach. Relax by the water at Callala Beach and Cave Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay trip site .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Jervis Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Roebuck Bay. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Broome trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Broome in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jervis Bay to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jervis Bay in November: highs in Broome hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Relax by the water at Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Dunsborough (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Meelup Beach). The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, McLeod Creek Wines, Surfers Point, Mammoth Cave, Cowaramup Bay
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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