23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + foot + train:  25​h
1
Noosa
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
3
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, and then stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary website .

Charlotte, USA to Noosa is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Noosa, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Mount Ninderry
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 3rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome, identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome attractions planning site .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boranup, Jewel Cave, Ngilgi Cave, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Boranup Karri Forest
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Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gibsons Steps and Port Campbell National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and London Bridge. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles and take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
night
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 12th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas attractions site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are a bit warmer (68°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Horseback Riding Tours

4
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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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