22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Greenock
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durham

4
nights
Melbourne

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning website .

Durham, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Durham to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Greenock on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Darwin

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

2
nights
Greenock

Greenock ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Mengler's Hill Lookout Sculpture Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Greenock trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Greenock. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darwin in March, with highs in Greenock at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greenock

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanunda, Barossa Sculpture Park, Seppeltsfield, Domain Day Cellar Door, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

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