24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Perth is 8 hours. When traveling from London in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Canberra planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Canberra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
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, take a stroll through The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 27th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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