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
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
+4
train + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Coogee Beach, and stop by Volle Jewellery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, look for gifts at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, then stop by The Nook, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leura tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Leura. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Leura

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Leura to Fraser Island by combination of train, flight, ferry, and car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Leura in August, expect Fraser Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

few
hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. August in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven 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.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Whitsunday Island, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs day trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: highs in Port Douglas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

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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 August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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