22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mosman
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey app .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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

2
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then stroll through Nielsen Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taronga Zoo, and finally browse the exhibits of Mosman Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Clifton Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Headland Park, and then trek along Walking Trail To Chowder Bay.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mosman trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Brisbane to Mosman in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mosman, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trip

Sydney
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Highlights from your plan
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

5
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 The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, get your game on at Zero Latency, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mosman to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mosman in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get great views at Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs attractions planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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