27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip itinerary builder app .

New Delhi, India to Jabiru is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

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.
Spend the 30th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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