33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cairns
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Sydney — 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel planning app.

Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland) to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manzini to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Zoo. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 10th (Fri).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 6 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ubirr, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation planning app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel 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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Deep Retreat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online travel planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel 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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