23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  20​h
1
Kakadu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park tour itinerary app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kakadu National Park, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

4
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 Safaris. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kakadu National Park to Port Douglas in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 4°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shark Island. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney attractions planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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