21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Edinburgh

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Perth. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, Perth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden

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: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 27th (Tue), get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

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You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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