23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Alice Springs, Drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Cairns — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Rex Lookout in Wangetti, approximately Wangetti away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly 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. Let the collections at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Marrawuddi Arts & Culture capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site, and get a dose of the wild on Yellow Water Cruises.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. Get outdoors at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Coast Cruises and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Newhaven to see National Vietnam Veterans Museum about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 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 cooler days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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