24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Dublin

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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at 1876 Landing Party, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
When in Blackheath, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, stroll through Fortress Rock, and head outdoors with Evans Lookout.

Make your Blackheath itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Blackheath with the Route module. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for little chillier days in Blackheath, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Grand Canyon track
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route planner .

Traveling by car from Blackheath to Sydney takes 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in August, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne vacation app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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