23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Burleigh
— 1 night
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Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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Melbourne

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Old Melbourne Gaol. Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

5
nights
Sydney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

3
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to West Burleigh.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

1
night
West Burleigh

On the 3rd (Wed), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then laugh and play at Infinity Attraction.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our West Burleigh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to West Burleigh takes 1.5 hours. October in West Burleigh sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in West Burleigh

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

5
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Port Douglas

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Port Douglas. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Cape Trib Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from West Burleigh to Port Douglas with the Route module. In October, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than West Burleigh - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Cairns

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Wangetti, approximately Wangetti away. And it doesn't end there: tour in harmony with nature at Trail Bike Adventures, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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 13th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Burleigh Heads travel guide

4.4
Beaches · National Parks · Wildlife Areas
Burleigh Heads is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Census, Burleigh Heads had a population of 9,188.The suburb boundary extends as far north as Miami Headland, Miami, and as far south as Tallebudgera Creek, Palm Beach. To the west, is the township of West Burleigh, with shopping and industrial areas, and Burleigh Waters, a suburb with a man-made lake, council parks and gardens. The centre of the neighborhood is James Street, which consists of cafes, delis, hairdressers, retailers, chemists, restaurants and charity stores.Burleigh Heads' surf break attracts surfers from the Gold Coast and beyond. At the headland of Burleigh, locally known as "The Point", barbecues and cricket matches are held, and spectators can watch the surfers. On Sunday afternoons, local musicians and fire-twirlers often come out to the park beside Burleigh SLSC for a jam and dance session.HistoryIndigenous Australians inhabited the area of Burleigh Heads for thousands of years prior to European settlement. The Indigenous tribe were known as the Kombumerri people, who had named the area 'Jellurgal'.In 1840, James Warner was commissioned to survey the coastline near Moreton Bay. Warner named the headlands near Tallebudgera Creek, 'Burly Head' because of its massive appearance. Decades later the name was adapted to the more genteel spelling of 'Burleigh Heads' and was declared a town reserve by the Queensland Government in 1871.

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