23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip tool .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Go Shooting (in Gold Coast), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Perth is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Adventure World Perth Australia, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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