22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h
5
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
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: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary builder site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Davies Creek National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas route tool .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Defence of Darwin Experience. Get outdoors at Litchfield National Park and East Point Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Port Douglas - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing and then don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru road trip planning tool .

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral and Broome Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Broome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jabiru to Broome. In September, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online tour planner .

Fly from Broome to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. In September, Sydney is a bit cooler than Broome - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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