23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
10
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: London

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online day trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and finally kick back and relax at Myall Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum capture your imagination. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online journey builder .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 17th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Faulconbridge Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Faulconbridge trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Faulconbridge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Faulconbridge. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
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1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then get curious at Questacon, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planner .

You can drive from Faulconbridge to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Faulconbridge in June: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Federation Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in June since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and then make a trip to Ubirr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, then make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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