23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Sydney hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Animal Tracks Safari, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, get a new perspective on things with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip site.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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