21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Leura
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, stop by Darling Harbour, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Bremen, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bremen to Sydney is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bremen in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leura.
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Leura — 3 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Leura is known for sightseeing, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in the pleasant sights at Gordon Falls Lookout, stop by The Nook, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades House & Gardens.

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Drive from Sydney to Leura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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 11th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Palm Cove Jetty.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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