22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Government House are in your itinerary. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour builder site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, snap pictures at Lennox Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Leura holiday website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lennox Bridge, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Prince Henry Cliff Walk ©
Prince Henry Cliff Walk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip planner.

Getting from Leura to Lord Howe Island by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

3
nights
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 28th (Thu): stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then stop by Coffee Works. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Coffee Works ©
Coffee Works

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. It doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough 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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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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 3rd (Wed), hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Old Melbourne Gaol and St Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Hillsong Church, and don't miss a visit to Trinity College Chapel.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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