26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Yellow Water and Bardedjilidji Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Mamukala Wetlands and Anbangbang Billabong will get you outdoors. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Walkatjara Art. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, make a trip to Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In February in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip website .

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 February, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Ball's Pyramid. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip tool .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). There's more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stop by With Sugar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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