23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Art Gallery of Ballarat and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Gold Museum (in Ballarat), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route builder app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Hanging Rock Reserve, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

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 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Vincent's Catholic Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalgan River, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelley Beach. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach, then do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, then contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Western Australian Museum - Albany.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Denmark
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Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Albany to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

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