17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey maker .

Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. For shopping fun, head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines or Collins St/Swanston St. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael's Church, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and ATTY Gallery. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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 25th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: stop by Coffee Works, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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