23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Mungo National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Sydney
— 4 nights

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Melbourne — 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mungo National Park.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Mungo National Park — 1 night

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Mungo National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Mungo National Park takes 6.5 hours. You will leave for Broken Hill on the 14th (Fri).
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Broken Hill — 2 nights

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geocentre), see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, then examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, take in the architecture and design of School of the Air, then make a trip to Line of Lode Miners Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of the Outback Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Broken Hill route app.

Getting from Mungo National Park to Broken Hill by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Lincoln.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Port Lincoln — 1 night

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, then see what you can catch with Triple Bay Charters, and then go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Lincoln, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Broken Hill to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Broken Hill to Port Lincoln, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive
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Kangaroo Island — 2 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then examine the collection at Rebuild Independence Group, then see majestic marine mammals with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kangaroo Island Police Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 2 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip builder tool.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in October, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 38°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Port Douglas — 2 nights

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 25th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Side Trip
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Cairns — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns online road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens (in Blackheath), Leura (Elysian Rock Lookout & Everglades House & Gardens) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Side Trips
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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