21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Canberra
— 1 night
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Dammam

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Swan River and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perth attractions planning app .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dammam to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dammam in September: high temperatures in Perth hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in September, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 2nd (Wed), shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

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

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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