24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly + taxi:  28​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Bologna

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island online holiday planner .

Bologna, Italy to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Kangaroo Island is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Torquay day trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
day
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston online journey planner .

Getting from Torquay to Launceston by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Torquay in October, expect nights in Launceston to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island route maker app .

You can fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Nature, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Samurai Gallery Australia. Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's lots more to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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 20th (Sun), hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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