23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  6​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Glenelg
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Adelaide
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Darwin

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Brighton Beach, The mission to seafarers, ArtVo, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Australian Print Workshop.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne vacation maker .

Darwin to Melbourne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. You will leave for Glenelg on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Print Workshop, Scienceworks, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

1
night
Glenelg

Glenelg ©
The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moseley Square, Glenelg Beach, Glenelg Pier, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at House of Serendipity, examine the collection at Bay Discovery Centre, get in on the family fun at The Beachouse, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, then make a trip to Moseley Square, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glenelg trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Glenelg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Glenelg

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Bay Discovery Centre ©
Bay Discovery Centre
House of Serendipity ©
House of Serendipity

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum, Lashmar Conservation Park, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stokes Beach and Will's Rare Breeds Farm. The adventure continues: stroll through Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Glenelg to Kangaroo Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action ©
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action

11
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.
You've added Hans Heysen Art Studio, Clocks and Collectables, Hahndorf Academy Regional Arts & Heritage, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and National Motor Museum. Carrick Hill and North Terrace will appeal to history buffs. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and Monarto Zoo (in Monarto). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, learn about winemaking at Old Oval Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickalinga Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide route tool .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hahndorf, McLaren Vale, Marananga, Greenock, Delamere
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North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll explore and learn at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Clare Valley Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Rattler Trail and Burra Heritage Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clare: Burra (Burra Town Hall & Burra Regional Art Gallery). There's much more to do: stop by Paulett Wines, learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Clare trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Burra, Sevenhill, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Rattler Trail, Paulett Wines
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Jeanneret Wines ©
Jeanneret Wines
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate Wines
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines

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