18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 9th (Sat), view the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Perth to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Sacred India Gallery
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Sacred India Gallery ©
The Sacred India Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and finally do a tasting at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in November: highs in Adelaide hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Wineries
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Migration Museum
Migration Museum

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then examine the collection at Federation Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To plan Lord Howe Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

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

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night
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 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

Planning Cairns trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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 21st (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs route maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Darwin road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in November since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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