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
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
On the 21st (Tue), hike along Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) 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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and ArtVo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Scots Church. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity College Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney journey maker .

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 January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 1st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Lennox Bridge, then steep yourself in history at The Australiana Pioneer Village, and then learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Faulconbridge online journey builder .

Getting from Sydney to Faulconbridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Faulconbridge can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath, Lennox Bridge, The National Pass, The Australiana Pioneer Village
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock and then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Faulconbridge to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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