24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin day trip tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Darwin is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in July; daily highs in Darwin reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uluru. On the 5th (Fri), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kalleske Wines and Torbreck Wines. Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Tscharke's Place (in Marananga), Greenock (Murray Street Vineyards & Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars) and Tanunda (Rusden Wines, Rockford Winery, & more). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Adelaide hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greenock, Tanunda, Marananga, Cleland Wildlife Park, Seppeltsfield
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take a stroll through Degraves Street, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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