24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Lisbon

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Fort Denison Island. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In January, Sydney is much hotter than Lisbon - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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 in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Melbourne Gaol and ArtVo. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
On the 9th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online travel route builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yellow Water and Mamukala Wetlands. Take a break from the city and head to Cahills Crossing and Nourlangie Rock. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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