24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h
7
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Noosa
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
11
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
12
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and St Kilda Pier. St Paul's Cathedral and National Sports Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Victorian Artists' Society.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Melbourne trip simple and quick.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Residency, then browse the exhibits of Talapi, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs road trip planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Shopping Nature
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide House Museum ©
Adelaide House Museum
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits
The Residency ©
The Residency

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Kings Canyon

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kings Canyon tour app .

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 4 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs tour planning app .

Getting from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

1
night
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). On the 24th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butterfly Walk.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seventeen Seventy holiday builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to Seventeen Seventy with the Route module. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, you will find days in Seventeen Seventy are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors Nature Trails
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, don't miss a visit to The Pier, then look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Burrum Heads Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On the next day, get great views at Laguna Lookout and then explore the activities along Noosa River.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Lighthouse Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broken Head Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Venture out of the city with trips to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (in Ballina) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Lone Goat Gallery, and explore the galleries of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online route builder .

Drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Ballina, Hastings Point Headland, Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Byron Bay in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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