26 days in Australia & Greece Itinerary

26 days in Australia & Greece Itinerary

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26 days in Australia & Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
8
Akrotiri, Greece
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
9
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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Sydney, Australia

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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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Melbourne, Australia

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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Cairns, Australia

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.
On the 17th (Wed), see Off-Road Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns visit planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens road trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Athens in 23 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cairns to Athens. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip builder app .

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, expect nights in Heraklion to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, then do a tasting at Gavalas Winery, and finally stroll through Caldera Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri day trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Megalochori, Nea Kameni
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip website .

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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