23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Mountains Tours. Australian National Maritime Museum and Museum of Sydney will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Blue Mountains Tours ©
Blue Mountains Tours

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quicksilver Cruises as well as Daintree Discovery Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas route maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree Discovery Tours ©
Daintree Discovery Tours

2
nights
Cairns

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

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

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (27°C), and nights are much colder (6°C). On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
You've now added Brisbane Whale Watching to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Brisbane Whale Watching and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Brisbane Whale Watching
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Brisbane Whale Watching ©
Brisbane Whale Watching

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