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:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 22nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Claisebrook Cove, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, don't miss a visit to Monument Hill War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth sightseeing planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Perth are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin online attractions planner .

You can fly from Perth to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Darwin reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns planner .

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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