22 days in Kakadu National Park, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Kakadu National Park, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Kakadu National Park, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

6
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 Anbangbang Billabong. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

6
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane, stop by Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Buderim Forest Park, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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