22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  23​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg


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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney route planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Sydney. Traveling from Winnipeg in December, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 7th (Fri), hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brisbane trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Canberra online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

1
night
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 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then explore the activities along Swan River.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

4
nights
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

You can plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stop by With Sugar and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner.

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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