22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Madison
bus + Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Madison

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 Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Newport Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker website .

Madison, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. In February, Sydney is much hotter than Madison - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Bondi Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

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Ned's Beach

3
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 9.5 hours. February in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
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K'gari

3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cape Tribulation Beach. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

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You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

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Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
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.
On the 21st (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns online trip builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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 23rd (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

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Uluru
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Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire
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Melbourne Zoo

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