16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dublin, Ireland to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dublin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll through Palm Cove Beach, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then browse the exhibits of Village Gallery. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Palm Cove in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, Palm Cove is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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