24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, admire the natural beauty at Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda, and head off the coast to Churchill Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St Kilda trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to St Kilda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in St Kilda hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Churchill Island
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lorne (Erskine Falls, Teddy's Lookout, & more) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). There's lots more to do: cruise along The Great Ocean Road, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Road, and kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from St Kilda to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, The Nobbies Centre
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park, meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, get a taste of life in the country at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and McLaren Vale (Primo Estate & Fox Creek Wines). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Adelaide itinerary site .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, The Cedars
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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.
On the 13th (Wed), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey builder website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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