21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

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Manchester, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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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.
Visiting Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, stroll through Kuniya Walk, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
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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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island sightseeing planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

2
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and admire all the interesting features of Earl Hill.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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