26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Blackheath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns. In April, Cairns is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Spas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 6th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey maker website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in May; daily highs in Brisbane reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackheath: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at Govetts Leap, and don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Blackheath online itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Brisbane to Blackheath with the Route module. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Blackheath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning website .

Getting from Blackheath to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, hike along Kuniya Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
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. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) using our trip planner.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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