22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Montreal

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Village Gallery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

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Montreal, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Cairns is 15 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Valley of the Winds. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: make a trip to Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Hillsong Church, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra route site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in August since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and explore the galleries of Brett Whiteley Studio.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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