18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Manchester

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online holiday maker.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): browse the collection at Cairns Library, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online route planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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