23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leura
— 1 night
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Train to Sydney, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in July; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Melbourne — 3 nights

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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

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. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Sydney — 4 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Leura.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Leura — 1 night

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout and then look for gifts at The Nook.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leura trip planning app.

Getting from Sydney to Leura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Leura, with lows of 3°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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: look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Tracks Safari, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and explore the galleries of Marrawuddi Arts & Culture.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using our trip planner.

Getting from Leura to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of train, flight, and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Leura to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

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 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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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