24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canberra travel planning site .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Zoo, Wild Wombat Escapes Tours and Melbourne Central. Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Sports Museum and Federation Square. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Wild Wombat Escapes Tours ©
Wild Wombat Escapes Tours
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

2
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Kilda Beach. On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Scienceworks and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St Kilda trip builder .

St Kilda is just a short distance from Melbourne. In January, daily temperatures in St Kilda can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Scienceworks
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Walkatjara Art. Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Mutitjulu Waterhole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Getting from St Kilda to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from St Kilda in January, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation maker app .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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