26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning site.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 108-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Mala Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

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. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Royal Exhibition Building. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Wineries Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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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.
The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to The Pier. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mary Ann Steam Locomotive and then take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hervey Bay, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mary Ann Steam Locomotive
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
The Pier ©
The Pier

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hervey Bay in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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