22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cordoba
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Cordoba

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Italian Museum and Historical Society are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Cordoba, Argentina to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cordoba to Melbourne, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cordoba, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's much more to do: get outside with Walpa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and stop by With Sugar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas visit app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning website .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Ned's Beach and Mt Gower. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip tool .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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