16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Longreach
— 1 night
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Longreach — 1 night

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 26th (Sat), stop by Spinifex Collections, then see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then explore the activities along Lake Eyre Basin. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Qantas Founders Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip itinerary planning site.

Brisbane to Longreach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Longreach, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Adelaide.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Adelaide — 3 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, let little ones run wild at Thorndon Park, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Longreach to Adelaide in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Longreach in November, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games
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Kangaroo Island — 3 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, get a new perspective on things with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, and see the interesting displays at Rebuild Independence Group.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island holiday planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Perth.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Perth — 5 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House & Fremantle Prison). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and walk around Windsor Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Perth online trip maker.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Perth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. In December in Perth, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Darwin.
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Darwin — 3 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin online travel planner.

Fly from Perth to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, Darwin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Australia travel guide

4.5
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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South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.
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