24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get great views at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
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.
Spend the 18th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas, Annie's Ladies Boutique, & more). Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cairns in November since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in November, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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