24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— Few hours
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:  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

2
nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and ArtVo. St Paul's Cathedral and National Sports Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Tours Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

3
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, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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 Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

few
hours
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): view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (21°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 Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Adelaide House Museum ©
Adelaide House Museum
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery ©
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery

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): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning tool .

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, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
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), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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): view the masterpieces at Jila Arts and then pause for some serene contemplation at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs planner .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Alice Springs in 5.5 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

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). 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 Trails Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn ©

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
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
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 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.
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, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Hastings Point Headland
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

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 88.

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 Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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