21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and The Great Ocean Road. Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, look for gifts at The Junk Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. Visiting Uluru and Walkatjara Art will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and make a trip to Field of Light.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, cast your line with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns 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 Cairns. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Entomological museum and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Thornton Beach. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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