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
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Ubirr and Maguk Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Melbourne Boat Hire. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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 11th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, stroll through Thornton Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cape Tribulation by combination of flight, shuttle, car, and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

4
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: Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 15th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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