24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rockhampton
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

National Rhododendron Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and The Rundle Mall Pigs. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Semaphore Beach, Glenelg Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Skydiving
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

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 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and then admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Adelaide to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Museum of Tropical Queensland and then explore the striking landscape of Bowling Green Bay National Park.

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You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Archer Park Rail Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, and then stroll around Anzac Plaza Emu Park. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and then appreciate the history behind Rod Laver.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rockhampton vacation builder website .

Getting from Townsville to Rockhampton by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rockhampton, with lows of 23°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Anzac Plaza Emu Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake McKenzie and Boomanjin lake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rockhampton to Fraser Island in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. When traveling from Rockhampton in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Fraser Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

3
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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of D'Aguilar National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through New Farm River Walk and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Govetts Leap. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Cahill's Lookout, Bridal Veil Falls, & more), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Leura (Sublime Point Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, & more). There's lots more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Govetts Leap, Hassan's Wall
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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