22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 13 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cattana Wetlands
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

2
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.
Relax by the water at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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 Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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