27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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 12th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots 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 see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games 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

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, wander the streets of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read 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 May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Windyridge Garden (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, hike along Fortress Rock, get great views at The Three Sisters, and take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online holiday planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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