23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Palm Cove Beach). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ©
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Townsville to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, contemplate the long history of Museum of Sydney, and examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

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Getting from Whitsunday Island to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and The Johnston Collection. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cedars and St Peter's Cathedral. South Australian Museum and Migration Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio (in Willunga) and Primo Estate (in McLaren Vale). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and explore the galleries of ASSP Gallery Shop.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, The Cedars, Army Museum of South Australia, ASSP Gallery Shop, Primo Estate
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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