22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  24​h
End: Nottingham

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.
Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning app .

Nottingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nottingham to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from Nottingham in October, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas route site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
On the 16th (Wed), get curious at Questacon, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canberra, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

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

3
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
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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 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. In October, Perth is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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