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

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 Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

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

4
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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 a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, Sydney is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 28th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong. Mamukala Wetlands and Cahills Crossing are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge ©
Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge

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