19 days in Australia & Solomon Islands Itinerary

19 days in Australia & Solomon Islands Itinerary

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Darwin, Australia
— 6 nights
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Longreach, Australia
— 4 nights
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 2 nights
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Gizo, Solomon Islands
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Darwin, Australia

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adelaide River War Cemetery and Florence Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Adelaide River (Robin Falls & Adelaide River Railway Bridg), Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Helicopter Tours) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, make a trip to Parliament House, look for all kinds of wild species at Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, and appreciate the history behind Darwin Cenotaph.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually an 8.5 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. Step out of Longreach to go to Barcaldine and see Tree of Knowledge Memorial, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Longreach, get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eyre Basin, and don't miss a visit to Wellshot Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach route builder site.

You can fly from Darwin to Longreach in 15.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Longreach is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Darwin in June, expect nights in Longreach to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honiara.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Honiara, Solomon Islands

— 2 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mbonege Beach and Honiara Botanical Gardens. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Solomon Islands Memorial Garden, admire the sheer force of Tenaru Falls, examine the collection at Solomon Islands National Museum, and appreciate the history behind Guadalcanal American Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honiara trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Longreach to Honiara with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Longreach to Honiara due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Longreach, expect a bit 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 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gizo.

Things to do in Honiara

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Gizo, Solomon Islands

— 2 nights
Gizo is the capital of the Western Province in Solomon Islands. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter the Apostle Catholic Cathedral Gizo, then see some colorful creatures with Dive Gizo, and then contemplate the long history of Saeraghi Village. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Ghizo Island and then take a tour of Toa Maru.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gizo trip maker app.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Honiara to Gizo in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Honiara in June since evenings lows in Gizo dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gizo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Australia travel guide

4.7
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

3.9
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.