22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Get outdoors at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yellow Water. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kakadu National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Kakadu National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 7th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lord Howe Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kakadu National Park to Lord Howe Island in 14 hours. Traveling from Kakadu National Park to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Rocks Discovery Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online visit planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 14th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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