20 days in Australia & Solomon Islands Itinerary

20 days in Australia & Solomon Islands Itinerary

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Darwin, Australia
— 10 nights
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Longreach, Australia
— 4 nights
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 day
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Darwin, Australia

— 10 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adelaide River War Cemetery and Darwin Cenotaph. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Adelaide River Railway Bridg (in Adelaide River), Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Florence Falls) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, don't miss a visit to Parliament House, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Darwin, you'll lose 8.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Stockholm, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Longreach, Australia

— 4 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Step off the beaten path and head to Australian Workers Heritage Centre and Longreach. Go for a jaunt from Longreach to Barcaldine to see Tree of Knowledge Memorial about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum and take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Longreach takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Longreach, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in June, you will find days in Longreach are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

— 1 day
The hustle and bustle of Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, provides a nice counterpoint to the slow pace and laid-back atmosphere in other areas of the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Guadalcanal American Memorial, appreciate the history behind Solomon Scouts & Coastwatchers Memorial, and then kick back and relax at Mbonege Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honiara trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Longreach to Honiara with the Route module. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Solomon Islands Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Longreach, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honiara, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gizo.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Gizo, Solomon Islands

Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in Solomon Islands. To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gizo road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Honiara to Gizo takes 4 hours. Traveling from Honiara in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Gizo. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Gizo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
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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.

Solomon Islands travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Flea Markets · Ruins
Build your Solomon Islands trip around the many enriching diving experiences available, or plan a relaxing break on a luxuriously sandy and peaceful beach. Witness the vibrant culture of the local people on an eco-friendly guided walk, shopping for locally made handicrafts, and sampling the local cuisine. Solomon Islands still bears the marks of a very different aspect of its history, when some of the most intense fighting in World War II happened here. Learn about this dark chapter through memorials, museums, artifacts, and relics, both on land and under the sea.