22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
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
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Get in touch with nature at Nourlangie Rock and Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Jabiru is an approximately 31-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 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 11th (Mon): hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in May; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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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
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 18th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fraser Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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