24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Mosman
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Werribee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Summerlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Torquay
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Phoenix

1
day
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nielsen Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mosman trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Mosman is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Mosman is 17 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in February; daily highs in Mosman reach 80°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mosman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nielsen Park, Mona Vale Beach, North Narrabeen Beach, South Head Heritage Trail
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North Narrabeen Beach ©
North Narrabeen Beach
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park
Mona Vale Beach ©
Mona Vale Beach

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Burleigh Head National Park. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mosman to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in February, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
day
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Werribee River Park, then examine the collection at B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia, and then stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Werribee day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to Werribee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Werribee when traveling from Gold Coast in February, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Summerlands.

Things to do in Werribee

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Werribee River Park ©
Werribee River Park

2
days
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Churchill Island Marine National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Rock, relax in the rural setting at Bimbadeen Phillip Island, then do a tasting at Phillip Island Winery, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

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You can drive from Werribee to Summerlands in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Summerlands are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Summerlands

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ventnor, Churchill Island Marine National Park
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Churchill Island Marine National Park ©
Bimbadeen Phillip Island ©
Bimbadeen Phillip Island

4
days
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Port Campbell National Park and Petrified Forest and Blowholes. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Campbell (London Bridge, The Arch, & more) and Twelve Apostles (in Princetown). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, explore the galleries of Blarney Books and Art, and look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve.

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Drive from Summerlands to Warrnambool in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles, Blarney Books and Art, Petrified Forest and Blowholes
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

3
days
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Erskine Falls and 13th Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Sheoak Falls (in Lorne), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and The Redwoods (in Beech Forest). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Geelong Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Warrnambool to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Geelong, Lorne, 13th Beach, The Redwoods
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Raptor Domain and Little Sahara. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Bay of Shoals Winery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island sightseeing planning app .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Torquay to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and Historic Village Herberton. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Cairns by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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