23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Warsaw

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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

Warsaw, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Warsaw to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). On the 29th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Port Douglas to Katoomba in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect Katoomba to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
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, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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: make a trip to Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary builder website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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