21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Kakadu National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Paris

2
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park trip planner.

Paris, France to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Nature Parks
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kakadu National Park to Lord Howe Island takes 14 hours. Traveling from Kakadu National Park to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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 19th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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