26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Darwin is 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Darwin reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Visiting Yellow Water and Maguk Gorge will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary tool .

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Alice Springs in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In November in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online journey maker .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Captain Cook Highway. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat 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 21st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

Before you visit Canberra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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 a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park, do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's Anglican Church and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Perth visit planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in November: highs in Perth hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Tyler's Vineyard, St Matthew's Anglican Church, Bells Rapids Park, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard

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