22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Mossman
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Sydney is 15 hours. In March, Sydney is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Congwong Beach, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head outdoors with Jetryder and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip maker .

Getting from Sydney to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): tour the water at your own pace with Charter Yachts Australia.

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Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Charter Yachts Australia ©
Charter Yachts Australia

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Townsville day trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Townsville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mossman.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

3
nights
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mossman trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Townsville to Mossman. In March, daytime highs in Mossman are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mossman

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Kart Hire Track. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Mossman to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Federation Square. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. On the 10th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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