21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Doha


2
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: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder website .

Doha, Qatar to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 12th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Spooners Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, trek along The Giant Stairway, then take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout, then make a trip to Day FIne Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katoomba in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Hargraves Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

Plan my day in Perth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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