24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cowes
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mount Gambier
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Cape Jervis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
13
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
14
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Brisbane
— Few hours
Fly:  26​h 30​min
16
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
17
Cape Tribulation
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
18
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  5​h 15​min
19
Manly
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Amsterdam

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Federation Square, Food Tours, Melbourne By Bike, and other attractions you added. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Melbourne By Bike ©
Melbourne By Bike
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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Cowes

Cowes
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cowes trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Melbourne

Melbourne
Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toPort Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 12 Apostles Helicopters. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the world from above with 12 Apostles Helicopters, take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

12 Apostles Helicopters
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Fairy trip planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Port Fairy in 1.5 hours. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toMount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Mount Gambier takes 2 hours. September in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Jervis.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

1
night
Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis
For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Jervis itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Gambier to Cape Jervis. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mount Gambier in September: high temperatures in Cape Jervis hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll set off for Kangaroo Island on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Cape Jervis

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. September in Adelaide sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Sydney on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Circular Quay as well as BridgeClimb. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then hike along The National Pass, and finally stop by Rick Rutherford's Country.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Blue Mountains National Park, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Rick Rutherford's Country
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Anvil Rock Lookout ©
Anvil Rock Lookout

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Sydney

Sydney
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online vacation planner .

You can drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in September, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off toPort Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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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.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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've now added Helicopter Tours to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Helicopter Tours
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach and then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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Cairns

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then explore the world behind art at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's on the Corso. On the next day, stroll through Terrigal Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse, then ride a horse along Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Manly Freshwater Parish.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manly trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Manly takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in September; daily highs in Manly reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Norah Head Lighthouse, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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