26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  7​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
6
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: London

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.
You've now added Uluru to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site .

London, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 9 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

6
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 historical perspective at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops), Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Giant Stairway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Baha'i House of Worship, Bald Hill Lookout, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

1
night
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pitcairn Settlers Village, play a few rounds at Norfolk Island Golf Course, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hundred Acres Reserve and then explore the activities along Anson Bay.

Start your trip to Norfolk Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Sydney to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Norfolk Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Norfolk Island, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Anson Bay ©
Anson Bay

5
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fingal Head Lighthouse and Cape Byron Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Pippi Beach and Turners Beach. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina), Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point) and Main Beach Yamba (in Yamba). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire all the interesting features of Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Norfolk Island to Byron Bay takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Norfolk Island to Byron Bay, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Norfolk Island in September: highs in Byron Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Lennox Head, Broken Head, Bangalow Market, Spooky Beach
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Byron Bay to Whitsunday Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Whitsunday Island is somewhat warmer than Byron Bay - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hayman Island vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Hayman Island. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Hayman Island: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Wildlife Trails Outdoors
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4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Take a break from the city and head to Catseye Beach and Wild life Hamilton Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hamilton Island Marina and Go-Kart Racing Track. Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, head outdoors with Jetryder, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hayman Island to Hamilton Island. In September, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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