22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kakadu National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kakadu National Park road trip tool .

London, UK to Kakadu National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, stop by Teddy Sinclair, look for gifts at The Nook, then stop by The Candy Store Leura, then stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Leura itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Kakadu National Park to Leura takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Candy Store Leura ©
The Candy Store Leura
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Giulians, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Leura in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

4
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 some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Head to Degraves Street and Readings Book Shopfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Chapel Street, hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), stop by With Sugar and then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's more to do: stroll through Trail Bike Adventures and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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