21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  24 h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip tool.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26- hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Port Douglas is 10 hours. When traveling from London in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
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: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can 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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
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, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Primo Estate (in McLaren Vale), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Softfoot (in Victor Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide itinerary builder website.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Primo Estate, The Cedars, Softfoot
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Softfoot ©
Softfoot

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