23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary maker app .

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, then stroll through Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder tool .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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