21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 2 hours. While traveling from Ho Chi Minh City, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore the galleries of Village Gallery, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Tea (in Daintree), Marrdja Botanical Walk (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday builder app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Daintree Tea, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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