24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Byron Bay
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  6​h
8
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
10
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Jacob's Ladder, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Perth at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
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 24th (Wed): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Perth in July, plan for little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heffron Pedal Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mahon Pool, then identify plant and animal life at Sam Fiszman Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bondi trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Bondi. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bondi: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maroubra, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Sam Fiszman Park ©
Sam Fiszman Park
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Heffron Pedal Park ©
Heffron Pedal Park

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sydney Harbour National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker .

Sydney is very close to Bondi. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, then get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online tour planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Byron Bay by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Kayaking & Canoeing
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island vacation planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Whitsunday Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Byron Bay in August: high temperatures in Whitsunday Island hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Big Mama Sailing, take a memorable tour with Pilgrim Sailing, and then get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect nights in Magnetic Island to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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night
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 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, trot along with a tour on horseback, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

You can plan Port Douglas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Horseback Riding Tours

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 10th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then look for gifts at Australian Leather Company. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Balloon Rides
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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