21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights

2
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planning website.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and finally get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and finally hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, get outside with Horses in Port, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder website.

Fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Sydney is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, take some stellar pictures from Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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