23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Calgary

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and hunt for treasures at The Rocks Markets.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route tool .

Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in March, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Lighthouse Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and finally explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

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Getting from Byron Bay to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Ngarru Gallery ©
Ngarru Gallery

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Motor Museum and Chateau Tanunda. National Railway Museum Port Adelaide and State Library of South Australia will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Blowhole Beach (in Delamere) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach, learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, stroll through Henley Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Adelaide takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in March; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Clare, Tanunda, McLaren Vale III Associates, Horseshoe Bay
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Immigration Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Ballarat Wildlife Park about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Heide Museum of Modern Art
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum