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

2
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kakadu National Park holiday planner .

London, UK to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

3
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, stop by Moontree, then stop by The Nook, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Kakadu National Park to Leura takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Leura are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets
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The Candy Store Leura ©
The Candy Store Leura
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, stroll through Manly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Do your shopping at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, look for gifts at The Australian Natural Soap, and hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at With Sugar, then tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Port Douglas, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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