20 days in Australia & Solomon Islands Itinerary

20 days in Australia & Solomon Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific journey planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Darwin, Australia
— 10 nights
Fly
2
Longreach, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Honiara, Solomon Islands
— 1 day
Fly to Gizo, Ferry to Gizo
4
Gizo, Solomon Islands
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

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 Wangi Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Adelaide River Railway Bridg (in Adelaide River), Florence Falls (in Litchfield National Park) and Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, contemplate the long history of Burnett House, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and browse the exhibits of Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Darwin is 8.5 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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 Langenbaker House. Go for a jaunt from Longreach to Barcaldine to see Tree of Knowledge Memorial about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Longreach, see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Longreach trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Darwin to Longreach in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Longreach. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in June: highs in Longreach hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 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

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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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 · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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.