26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Milan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas route maker website .

Milan, Italy to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (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 ©
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, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Block Arcade, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

Find out how to plan Kangaroo Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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
Sydney

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, then see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
nights
Melbourne

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and then browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning website .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Adelaide in September since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
State Library of Victoria ©
State Library of Victoria

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