22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 30​min
End: Bristol

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Bristol, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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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.
The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and take a tour by water with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

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Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at All Saints Anglican Church, learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth online journey planner .

Fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Alice Springs to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alice Springs in March, you will find days in Perth are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

All Saints Anglican Church, Fremantle Prison, Tyler's Vineyard
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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