23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  28​h
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Broome
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  8​h
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Lake Cave. Escape the urban bustle at Jewel Cave and Surfers Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough) and Smiths Beach (in Yallingup). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Smiths Beach, Cowaramup Bay, Mammoth Cave, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. Broome Gallery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll explore and learn at Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove and view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jabiru to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Davies Creek National Park. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Davies Creek National Park, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Discovery Centre and Spas & Wellness. Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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