26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  31​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Vienna

1
day
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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Vienna, Austria to Exmouth is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. In May, Exmouth is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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 7th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Perth trip builder app .

Fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in May; daily highs in Perth reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

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

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and finally take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra attractions planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip website .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planning app .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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