21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  31​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app .

Munich, Germany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Munich to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Munich in March: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally make a trip to Day FIne Art. Keep things going the next day: trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, then take some stellar pictures from Boar’s Head Lookout, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally get great views at Hargraves Lookout.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip maker .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hargraves Lookout, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip website .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Katoomba to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Katoomba - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns holiday builder site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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