22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

3
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and make a trip to Elizabeth Quay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

2
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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, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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 Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Earl Hill
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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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