22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Yellow Water and Anbangbang Billabong will get you outdoors. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru online trip builder .

Stockholm, Sweden to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Stockholm to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
On the 9th (Sun), trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. On the next day, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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 14th (Fri): stroll through Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder app .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

2
nights
Leura

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. On the 16th (Sun), look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. On your second day here, stop by Teddy Sinclair, look for gifts at The Nook, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, browse for treasures at Odd Mountain, then look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leura trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Rick Rutherford's Country, The National Pass
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country

4
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 outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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