23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne journey builder website .

Cardiff, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Melbourne is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
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 The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Visiting Walkatjara Art and Valley of the Winds will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru Hiking Path and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Head to Des Spencer Galleries and With Sugarfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 5th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Port Douglas to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Dubuji Boardwalk. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Village Gallery about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns planning website .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Ubirr and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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