→ A complete travel destination
→ Has plenty of natural wonders
→ Land of aquatic adventures
- As a complete travel destination, Australia offers some 'nowhere else' places and some unique experiences almost impossible to find in any other countries.
- Australia is a paradise for adventurers, beach lovers, foodies, art lovers, and budget travelers.
- If you really want the specific reasons, then the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Fraser Island, Great Ocean Road, Mackenzie Falls, Sydney are some must-see wonders.
Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, White water rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding
Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes, Wildlife
Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania⇒ November-March (Summer)
Outback Australia⇒ March-May (Autumn)
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Darwin⇒ May-October
(Autumn and Spring are great time to visit anywhere in Australia while Winter is cold in Adelaide, South Australia)
This is the list of top destinations in Australia where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.
Oldest and Biggest Australian City
Travel Hub to the Great Barrier Reef
Best for fun lover
- The main reason behind Melbourne’s popularity is that this is the gateway to the famed Great Ocean Road and some great hiking areas.
- Melbourne is the nation’s cultural capital It has good beaches not far away.
For Art Lover
Rich Cultural Heritage
- Kangaroo Island is at a distance of 3 hrs from Adelaide.
- Adelaide is green, surrounded by mountains, the sea, vineyards, and parks.
- Fine museums, galleries, and old Victorian architecture
- A city with a few beaches and nightlife, music and food.
Popular Gateway To the Red Centre
A valid passport (valid for 3 months beyond the length of stay) with visa (depending on nationality) is required to enter Australia.
If you are staying for 3 months or less, then you should obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or eVisitor visa while some nationals are liable for both.
ETA/eVisitor allows you to stay for 90 days (within a 12 months period) with multiple entries for a stay up to 3 months at a time.
Transit visa may be required for some national.
Check your visa requirements (depend on the nationality) for Australia with the embassy/consulate near you before traveling.
Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries.
Since Australia is a remote and vast country, sights to see and activities to do seem to be infinite. It’s still impossible to see all the highlights of Australia even on the 2 weeks vacation. Question to raise is- Is one-week itinerary worth the long flight? For the first time traveler, we suggest you to have at least 2 weeks to get most out of your trip. We tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.
Must-visit destinations in Australia:
If you are a city lover:
If you are beach and water activities lover:
- Cape Tribulation
If you are a nature lover:
- The Great Barrier Reef
- Daintree Rainforest
- The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road
If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:
For Art, Museums and Galleries:
For Cultures and Traditions:
From the above list, you can see that Sydney overlaps in three categories, whereas Melbourne in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.
Our Pick: If you want a unique experiences, then our pick would be the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, Uluru and the Great Ocean Road. If you want a mesmerizing beach vacation, then our pick would be Perth, Sydney, Cape Tribulation.
Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.
If this is your first-time visit to Australia and
If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:
(If you want to visit ‘nowhere else’ destinations, your first priority should be)
Cairns (Day 1-3)→Uluru (Day 4-5)→Sydney (Day 6-7)……..
If you have 10 days, then you could
extend above itinerary from
…..Sydney→Melbourne (Day 8)→ Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles (Day 9)→Return to Melbourne (Day 10)……
If you have 14 days, then you could extend above itinerary from …….Melbourne→Perth (Day 11-14)→Home
(If you want the shortest flight distance between places while traveling)
Start your trip from: Perth (Day 1-2)→Uluru (Day 3-4)→Melbourne (Day 5-6)→Sydney (Day 7-9)→Cairns (Day 10-13)→Home
(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget, and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)
We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Australia can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.