23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

few
hours
Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You'll set off for Jabiru on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Perth

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and make a trip to Ubirr.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
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 2nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

Start your trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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