24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kangaroo Island
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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Cairns
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Townsville
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Hamilton Island
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Perth

— 1 night

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower.

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Madrid, Spain to Perth is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Madrid to Perth due to the time zone difference. May in Perth sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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 7th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Kangaroo Island

— 1 night
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch and then experience rural life at Island Pure Sheep Dairy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island journey planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Melbourne

— 4 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.
You've now added Escape Discovery Adventures to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for gifts at Australian By Design.

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Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cairns

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, and make a trip to Riverway.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Townsville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Hamilton Island

— 3 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 24th (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip maker app.

Fly from Townsville to Hamilton Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Townsville in May, you will find days in Hamilton Island are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Australia travel guide

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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.