26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santiago
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Santiago

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Clovelly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. The adventure continues: visit Darling Harbour, browse the exhibits of ATTY Gallery, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey planning website.

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Sydney is 14 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. For shopping fun, head to Village Gallery or Underart Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, 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 6.5 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

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas travel route planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga 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 Trails
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Sandridge Beach. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, approximately Ballarat away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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