21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Cairns — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Palm Cove Jetty.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 nights

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 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, view the masterpieces at Marrawuddi Arts & Culture, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. You'll set off for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 21st (Fri).
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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