23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
London

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). It doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

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London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from London in November, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Canberra planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Canberra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

5
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island visit site .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then stop by Coffee Works. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas