24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Portland

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Venture out of the city with trips to Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, and stop by Opal Minded.

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Portland, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Rick Rutherford's Country, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Logan Brae Orchard
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Wolston Farmhouse in Wacol, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at GOMA, steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wolston Farmhouse ©
Wolston Farmhouse
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

7
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Sunday Market Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, stop by Luminous Lights, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 12th (Mon), shop like a local with Melbourne Central, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Sydney

On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then kick back and relax at Dee Why Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Freshwater Beach ©
Freshwater Beach
Dee Why Beach ©
Dee Why Beach

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