26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
4
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Manchester

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Perth online vacation maker .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In December, Perth is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, get your game on at Sports Club, and go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Perth to Hamilton Island in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hamilton Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

5
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

6
nights
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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 1st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get your game on at Darwin Kart Hire.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Darwin itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park

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