21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 3rd (Fri), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in April, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately Torquay away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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 19th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Swan River and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. April in Perth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough 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
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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