23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Blackheath
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Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 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)
— 4 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to London

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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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 5th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Blackheath.
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Blackheath — 1 night

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens, then get great views at Govetts Leap, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Blackheath online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Blackheath. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Blackheath hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 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, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Blackheath in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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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, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park fast, fun, and easy.

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 July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. You will leave for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 17th (Sun).
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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: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

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 fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · 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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