22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + train:  11​h
3
Leura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Orbost
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
10
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  30​h
End: Cardiff


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Trinity Beach and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary site .

Cardiff, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then browse the exhibits of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Daintree, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Cape Tribulation to Leura takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in November, things will get little chillier in Leura: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online vacation planner .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Leura, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach, stroll through Hyams Beach, and then kick back and relax at Collingwood Beach. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Booderee National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jervis Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, Jervis Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Orbost.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Booderee National Park ©
Booderee National Park
Nelson Beach ©
Nelson Beach

1
day
Orbost

Orbost ©
Orbost is a town in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 375km east of Melbourne and 235km south of Canberra where the Princes Highway crosses the Snowy River. On the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Youngs Creek Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowy River Estuary Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowy River Marlo.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orbost day trip planning site .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Orbost in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Orbost

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Marlo
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Youngs Creek Falls ©
Youngs Creek Falls

2
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach, and then kick back and relax at Squeaky Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Wilsons Promontory National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Orbost to Wilsons Promontory National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

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Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Melbourne takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Frankston Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Hartley Street School Museum. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, and get your bearings at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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