24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific tour planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Bus to Mackay, Fly to Vienna

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Sydney

— 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and The Rocks. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary maker website.

Vienna, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vienna in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs to see Curtin Springs about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Mala Walk, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Darwin

— 4 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, make a trip to Parliament House, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Darwin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Port Douglas

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Passage Peak. Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Go-Kart Racing Track, Hamilton Island Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.