22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder website .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns. Traveling from Manchester in October, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
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 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
nights
Melbourne

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney route maker app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Canberra reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, then learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard, then take in the exciting artwork at Illusionary Art, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Perth day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Canberra in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Perth, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Tyler's Vineyard, Fremantle Prison, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Illusionary Art
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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