21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
End: Dublin

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get great views at Uluru.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much hotter (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cape Tribulation (Marrdja Botanical Walk & Cape Tribulation Beach), Daintree Tea (in Daintree) and Diwan (Alexandra Bay Waterfall & Daintree Entomological museum). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Tea, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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