26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Aireys Inlet
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  15​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kennet River Koala Walk, admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rogue Wave Brewing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aireys Inlet itinerary builder .

Melbourne to Aireys Inlet is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Kennet River Koala Walk
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip builder tool .

Torquay is just a stone's throw from Aireys Inlet. In June, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trip

Geelong
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru journey builder .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lord Howe Island to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and stop by With Sugar.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

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 July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: stroll through Myall Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daintree, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 16th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

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Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

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