22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Orbost
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Jervis Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cardiff


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1
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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 26th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs visit planner.

Cardiff, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Alice Springs, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in November; daily highs in Alice Springs reach 40°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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 and take pictures at Uluru, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Orbost.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park

1
night
Orbost

Orbost
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orbost vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Orbost takes 4 hours. You'll set off for Jervis Bay on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Orbost

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach, kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, and then kick back and relax at Murrays Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Orbost to Jervis Bay in 6.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Jervis Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at The Three Sisters, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Day FIne Art, explore and take pictures at The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company.

Plan trip to Blackheath with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Blackheath by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and finally stroll through Myall Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Cape Tribulation in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Cape Tribulation hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Horseback Riding Tours

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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 13th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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