22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Salamanca
Fly:  33​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
Jabiru
— 2 nights
Fly:  39​h
Salamanca

4
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Aesop. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

Salamanca, Spain to Sydney is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. While traveling from Salamanca, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
days
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.
On the 11th (Wed), hike along Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Do your shopping at Funstuff by Lynda and Whileaway. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

2
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ubirr and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jabiru trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

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