22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Visiting Ubirr and Mamukala Billabong will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Thornton Beach, then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Walu Wugirriga Lookout ©
Walu Wugirriga Lookout

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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.
Shop till you drop at Des Spencer Galleries and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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