24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  6​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + taxi:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h
10
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Let the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning tool .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is minus 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Great Otway National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Otway National Park
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Great Otway National Park ©
Great Otway National Park

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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 Seal Bay Conservation Park and George's 40,000 Castle Lights. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fine Art Kangaroo Island and Bay of Shoals Winery. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm and do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Apollo Bay to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
The Islander Estate Vineyards ©
The Islander Estate Vineyards

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 16.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kings Canyon travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watarrka National Park
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 6 hours. In November in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to The Nook in Leura (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cape Tribulation to Sydney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Tribulation in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Nook
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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