21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Nagpur

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 22nd (Thu): stop by With Sugar and then stroll through Four Mile Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Nagpur, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nagpur in November since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 25th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online route planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, stroll through Clovelly, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Bourke Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
You'll explore and learn at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visit Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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