21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Yellow Water and Ubirr. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder website .

Ahmedabad, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walkatjara Art and Valley of the Winds. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and get great views at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) 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 / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

Discover how to plan a Melbourne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online holiday planner .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

4
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.
Head to Ngarru Gallery and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Visit Thornton Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Daintree to see Tranquility Falls about 54 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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