24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Barcelona

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: don't miss a visit to Ubirr, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
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, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder app .

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 August, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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
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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, trek along Fortress Rock, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Grand Canyon track, look for all kinds of wild species at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Blackheath trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Blackheath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, stroll through Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Cape Tribulation. While traveling from Blackheath, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cape Tribulation, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

3
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 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species 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.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Douglas fast, fun, and easy.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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