22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  32​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, and make a trip to Mirrai Lookout.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas & Wellness, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

3
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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planning app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne 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.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday builder website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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