24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield National Park. Appreciate the collections at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Darwin is 8 hours. In July, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

2
nights
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.
Visiting Alice Springs Desert Park and Walking tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre and identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary app .

Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in August, expect nights in Alice Springs to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Finke Gorge National Park ©
Finke Gorge National Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

7
nights
Cairns

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Michaelmas Cay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda), Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Kayaking & Canoeing) and The Crystal Caves (in Atherton). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Curtain Fig National Park, Birdworld Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Historic Village Herberton
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The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Shark Diving

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.
Visiting Rye Beach and Frankston Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and National Wool Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Geelong Adventure Specialists (in Geelong), Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale) and William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Rippon Lea.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Geelong, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Rye Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nan Tien Temple and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Bouddi National Park and Terrigal Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral), Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney online journey planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Australian Reptile Park, Bouddi National Park, Nan Tien Temple
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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