22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker website .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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 19th (Thu): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fraser Island, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

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hours
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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