23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Cairns
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Trinity Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
5
Townsville
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h
6
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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Cairns

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 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery.

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Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trinity Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach ©
On the 29th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Barron Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, explore the galleries of Peter Jarver Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then make a trip to Honey House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

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Trinity Beach is just a short distance from Cairns. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Trinity Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Trinity Beach to Port Douglas in an hour. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Magnetic Island Forts Walk and Magnetic Island National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Geoffrey Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Magnetic Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, Magnetic Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Townsville trip itinerary planner.

Townsville is very close to Magnetic Island. In July, daytime highs in Townsville are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites
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National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adelaide Oval and Gorge Wildlife Park. Get some historical perspective at Carrick Hill and North Terrace. Change things up with a short trip to Monarto Zoo in Monarto (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, get advice or help at State Library of South Australia, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide route builder site .

Fly from Townsville to Adelaide in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Townsville in July, expect Adelaide to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monarto Zoo, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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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 12th (Fri): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder tool .

Fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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 historical perspective at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and St. Mary's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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