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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns vacation builder website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. In November, Cairns is warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Visiting Mutitjulu Waterhole and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, stroll through Manly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark Island, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 26th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Maguk Gorge. Get some cultural insight at Cahills Crossing and Anbangbang Billabong. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

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