25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday website.

Syracuse, USA to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. While traveling from Syracuse, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore and take pictures at Uluru, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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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.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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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 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Start your trip to Port Douglas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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