18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
6
Perth
— 1 night

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at With Sugar, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
On the 6th (Fri), stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take a memorable tour with Tours, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River and then explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison.

Make your Perth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, things will get a bit cooler in Perth: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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