27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Calgary

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Calgary to Melbourne. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery, do a tasting at Tyler's Vineyard, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Tyler's Vineyard, The Sacred India Gallery
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#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

2
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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get outside with The Bump Track, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday tool .

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. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow 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
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to 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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