26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  28​h
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Oslo

5
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Berry Springs Nature Park and Territory Wildlife Park. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Magnetic Termite Mounds). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, stop by Aboriginal Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Darwin is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Darwin is 8 hours. Traveling from Oslo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Mossman Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Daintree National Park, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). We've included these beaches for you: Kings Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Zipline (in Gold Coast), Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Pelican Feeding (in Labrador). And it doesn't end there: trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny, Buderim Forest Park, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the exciting artwork at Ambush Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Katoomba
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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