24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with The Bump Track, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas sightseeing website.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, stroll around Munro Martin Parklands, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, don't miss a visit to Ubirr, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wineries Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online road trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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