22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip maker .

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
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 Melbourne Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Degraves Street and Melbourne Watch Company. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island online trip maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Lady Bay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour builder website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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.
Get outdoors at Walkatjara Art and Valley of the Winds. Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru. There's much more to do: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's more to do: look for gifts at With Sugar.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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