24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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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
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate ArtVo and Australian Sports Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Kilda Pier and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

St Kilda Pier
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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ArtVo ©
ArtVo
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Darling Harbour, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then visit The Rocks. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Adelaide House Museum, then examine the collection at The Residency, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Alice Springs. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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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 ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

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, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to 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
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Kings Canyon

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kings Canyon attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
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Helicopter Tours

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park ©
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

1
night
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). Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Butterfly Walk.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seventeen Seventy trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Seventeen Seventy takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Alice Springs in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seventeen Seventy: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors Trails Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 26th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, then don't miss a visit to The Pier, then stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip app.

You can drive from Seventeen Seventy to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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 time for the car ride 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
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts ©
Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

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. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Beaches
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout and then contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

Start your trip to Noosa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to 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.
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum and Lone Goat Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Wategos Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shop, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow 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
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time 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 Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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