26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Edmonton, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Edmonton to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in July, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will thrill your kids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

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Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by combination of bus, car, and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 4th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and get outside with The Bump Track.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Cahills Crossing and Anbangbang Billabong. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jabiru day trip website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Manly Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Sydney takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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