18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Herne Hill
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Rajkot

1
day
Herne Hill

Herne Hill ©
On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of All Saints Anglican Church, learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard, then do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, then stop by The House of Honey, and finally explore the world behind art at The Sacred India Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Herne Hill, use our trip itinerary maker.

Rajkot, India to Herne Hill is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rajkot in November, with highs in Herne Hill at 32°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Herne Hill

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Sacred India Gallery, All Saints Anglican Church, Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery, Tyler's Vineyard
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The House of Honey ©
The House of Honey
All Saints Anglican Church ©
All Saints Anglican Church
Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Champagne Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and then explore the activities along Lake Allom.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Herne Hill to Fraser Island with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Herne Hill to Fraser Island is 2 hours. Traveling from Herne Hill in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fraser Island, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, stop by Teddy Sinclair, stop by The Nook, then browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and finally look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, then look for gifts at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Faulconbridge trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Faulconbridge. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Faulconbridge, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Nook ©
The Nook
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Faulconbridge to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Faulconbridge in November, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The Australian Natural Soap. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, stop by Readings Book Shop, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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