26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

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:  5​h 30​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
8
Albany
— 2 nights
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): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for 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) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Photography Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Tranquility Falls. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Thu), hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planning app .

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 in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°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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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 7th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Grotto, identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, then get some fabulous bargains at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell vacation planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour builder website .

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

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get great views at Constitution Dock. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart route planner .

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 little chillier 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
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park and Admirals Arch will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up 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
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, then stroll through Little Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Visiting Lake Cave and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River journey planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Vasse Felix Winery
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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