22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai

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.
On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Perth road trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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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 3rd (Tue), look for gifts at With Sugar, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally get outside with Horses in Port. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas route planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Port Douglas at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
nights
Perth

Enjoy Perth some more: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of Western Australia ©
Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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