24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​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
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

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 outdoors at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-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 Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 31st (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Half Moon Bay and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get interesting insight from Tours.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, stroll through Semaphore Beach, then stroll through Adelaide Zoo, and finally make a trip to Rundle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Semaphore Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall

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 Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, make a trip to Field of Light, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 11th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Do your shopping at Village Gallery and Tanks Arts Centre. Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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