24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney journey planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the activities along Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perth day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Fly from Perth to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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

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