26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: stop by The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

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Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Santiago to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

5
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Esplanade Boardwalk. For shopping fun, head to Village Gallery or Underart Gallery. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ngarru Gallery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mutitjulu Waterhole. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill capture your imagination. Head to Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston Stfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take a stroll around Federation Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.