24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Drive + Fly:  34 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
7
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  37 h
End: Roanoke

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get in touch with nature at Coogee Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planning tool .

Roanoke, USA to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Roanoke to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Roanoke in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Koala Hospital has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 58°F. You will leave for Brisbane on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 29th (Tue): take a stroll through West End and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane holiday website .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 61°F. You will leave for North Stradbroke Island on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks
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West End ©
West End
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 31st (Thu), stroll through Cylinder Beach and then kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read North Stradbroke Island online tour planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Amity Point Beach ©
Amity Point Beach
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

3
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Four Mile Beach, Tablelands Tours and Transfers, Gallo DairyLand, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Stradbroke Island to Cairns. Traveling from North Stradbroke Island in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Four Mile Beach, Daintree National Park, Palm Cove Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens. Get some cultural insight at St Paul's Cathedral and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You've now added Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Henley Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines, and then kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Adelaide are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Fox Creek Wines, Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

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nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Rottnest Express has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mullaloo Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockingham Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Warnbro Beach. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with Rottnest Express.

Planning Perth trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Alice Springs to Perth by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Perth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in October, with highs in Perth at 75°F and lows at 51°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rockingham Beach, Warnbro Beach, Mullaloo Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

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