24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  27​h
1
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and engage your brain at Questacon.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Canberra is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Mexico City to Canberra due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect Canberra to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Raptor Domain and Admirals Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island journey planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Canberra to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Albany.

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greens Pool and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Anzac Centre and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Anvil Beach (in Denmark). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Little Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany journey site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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 19th (Wed): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. On your second day here, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Albany in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much hotter (42°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Coast Natureworld and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. Museum-lovers will appreciate Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery and Waubs Bay Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to St Marys to see Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coles Bay in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St Marys, Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Visit Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Claremont House, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, browse the exhibits of Justice & Police Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in December, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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