23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Townsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Yulara
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Take a break from the city and head to Billabong Sanctuary and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Paluma Range National Park and Many Peaks Walking Track. Step out of Townsville with an excursion to Alligator Falls Track in Alligator Creek--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Bowling Green Bay National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip app .

Manchester, UK to Townsville is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Townsville. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Townsville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Alligator Creek, Queensland, Paluma Range National Park
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Coolangatta Beach and Kings Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kirra Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny), Bulcock Beach (in Caloundra) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Spend the 11th (Wed) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, snap pictures at Goodwill Bridge, and get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

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Traveling by flight from Townsville to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in September, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast, Scuba & Snorkeling, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kondalilla Falls
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Winds and Red Desert Reptiles. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Step out of Yulara with an excursion to Walpa Gorge in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yulara road trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Yulara by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Yulara hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

6
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning site .

Getting from Yulara to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Yulara in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Wollongong, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Logan Brae Orchard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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