22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— Few hours
bus:  4​h
2
Kakadu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Daintree
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
7
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Perth
— 1 night
End: Perth

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Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planning tool .

Perth to Darwin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in October, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kakadu National Park online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Darwin to Kakadu National Park in 4 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

#Historic Sites
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs vacation maker app .

Fly from Kakadu National Park to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Daintree.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. On the 25th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Daintree Wild Zoo, and then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Daintree trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Daintree in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Daintree

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
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Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation holiday app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Daintree to Cape Tribulation takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackheath online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Tribulation to Blackheath. In October, Blackheath is a bit cooler than Cape Tribulation - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Camp Cove. Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Blackheath to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 6th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth visit planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. In November, Perth is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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