23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caversham Wildlife Park and Mandurah Cruises. Get some cultural insight at The Perth Mint and Tyler's Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Blue Manna Boat Hire (in Mandurah). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, make a trip to The Bell Tower, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth holiday maker site .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandurah, Caversham Wildlife Park, Warnbro Beach, Tyler's Vineyard, Penguin Island
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

7
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.
Visiting Daintree National Park and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay), Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner.

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford) and Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Federation Square, and browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner .

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 and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Spas & Wellness
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas & Wellness
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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