22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  31​h
Jabiru
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

3
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru trip site .

London, UK to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

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Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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.
On the 28th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
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 3rd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Federation Square, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, stroll through Camp Cove, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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