22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
9
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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 23rd (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 25th (Thu), make a trip to The Pier and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect Hervey Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), wander the streets of The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, stop by DUX Collection Sydney, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in July, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and then don't miss a visit to Uluru.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 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 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then admire all the interesting features of Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Katherine tour planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Katherine by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in August; daily highs in Katherine reach 38°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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.
On the 4th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Darwin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Broome day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Traveling from Darwin in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Broome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, Exmouth is slightly colder than Broome - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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