22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney tour planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip builder website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Village Gallery and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Safaris in Port Douglas (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Uluru and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach, and finally take a stroll through Rundle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adelaide planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Adelaide to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Semaphore Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach