22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
End: Cairns

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clontarf Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then shop like a local with Rundle Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide journey builder app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Talapi, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame and then head outdoors with Simpsons Gap.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

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.
On the 27th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Alice Springs to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Do your shopping at Tanks Arts Centre and Luminous Lights. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Cairns Central Shopping Centre, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planning 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 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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