26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  10 h 15 min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  9 h 15 min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h
8
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  26 h
End: London

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 30th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then stroll through Trinity Beach. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip site.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mossman Gorge Centre and Horses in Port. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree (Photography Tours & Tranquility Falls). There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Daintree, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

2
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 Blue Mountains and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train from Port Campbell to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Food Tours

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Raptor Domain. Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch will get you outdoors. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, car, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, then kick back and relax at Little Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany online road trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

4
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Meelup Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Mammoth Cave and Food Tours. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Caves Road, stroll through Hamelin Bay, do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery, and stop by Gabriel Chocolate.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River sightseeing planner.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Vasse Felix Winery, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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