26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  15​h 45​min
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 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
— 6 nights
Fly + ferry:  13​h
Boracay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth visit planning app .

Boracay, Philippines to Perth is an approximately 16-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Boracay in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Perth: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
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, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 29th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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