22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Toronto

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bones and Jones and St Monica's Cathedral. Spend the 11th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 13th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online vacation planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 15th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors 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

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the views from Lennox Bridge, examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Birdwood Gully Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Corridor of Oaks, and finally stroll the grounds of Faulconbridge Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Faulconbridge day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Lord Howe Island to Faulconbridge with the Route module. In April in Faulconbridge, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lennox Bridge, Birdwood Gully Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lennox Bridge ©
Lennox Bridge

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