22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get in touch with nature at Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Freshwater Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Indian Head and Eli Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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