24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Abidjan
Fly:  33​h
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Echuca
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bathurst
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Abidjan


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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 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canberra online trip builder .

Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Canberra is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abidjan to Canberra is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abidjan in October: highs in Canberra hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

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

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Spas in Daylesford, approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, shop like a local with Degraves Street, admire the landmark architecture of Ross House, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Spas, St. Kilda Beach
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Spas
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Apostle Whey Cheese, identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then make a trip to The Grotto, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

Start your trip to Port Campbell by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
day
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, then examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, then take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and finally learn about winemaking at St. Anne's Winery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Echuca online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Echuca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Explore hidden gems such as Catseye Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, get outside with Jetryder, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

Discover how to plan a Hamilton Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Echuca to Hamilton Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. October in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 20th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Burrundulla Wines, learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, then learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines, admire all the interesting features of Mudgee Honey Haven, identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge, then do a tasting at Moothi Estate, and finally do a tasting at Thistle Hill Organic Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mudgee day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Mudgee takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, plan for much colder nights in Mudgee, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bathurst.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Tours Parks
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Distillery Tours

3
nights
Bathurst

Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sublime Point Lookout and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hartley Historic Village and Megalong Creek Estate. Explore Bathurst's surroundings by going to Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Leura Cascades), Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Sunset Rock Lookout.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bathurst visit app .

Drive from Mudgee to Bathurst in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bathurst can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Bathurst

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Govetts Leap, Megalong Creek Estate, Hartley Historic Village
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bronte Beach and Palm Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bathurst in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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