22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  26​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

3
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 Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker site .

Munich, Germany to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) 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 ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

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

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then stroll through Myall Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation road trip website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill.

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Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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