21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  16 h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Dubai

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Sydney online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thenview the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, thenkick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. April in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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 6th (Mon): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenkick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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