24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Bucharest

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bucharest in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Fern Tree, Seven Mile Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and McCrae Beach. We've included these beaches for you: 13th Beach and Somers Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary app .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

13th Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, McCrae Beach, Somers Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Somers Beach ©
Somers Beach

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally make a trip to Uluru. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Relax by the water at Lowlands Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Denmark (Greens Pool, Rising Star Winery, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanarup Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany travel planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Albany: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Cheynes Beach
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

3
nights
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.
Visiting Lake Cave and Surfers Point will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and explore the world behind art at Holmes a Court Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Holmes a Court Gallery, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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