22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Fly:  30​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Peoria

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Peoria, USA to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Peoria to Cairns due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Peoria, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Trinity Beach, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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 Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) 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

4
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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 Melbourne Boat Hire. Shrine of Remembrance and ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

6
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and The National Pass. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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