27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Oslo, Norway

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Barron Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, stroll through The Blue Arrow Circuit, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns journey builder site .

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Oslo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Barron Gorge National Park, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Myall Beach, relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Photography Tours

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Horses in Port, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

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

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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