22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Calgary

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Sydney Fish Market, and examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney journey tool .

Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Calgary to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In March, Sydney is warmer than Calgary - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then look for gifts at The Nook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, stop by The Candy Store Leura, then stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, and finally look for gifts at Victory Theatre Antique Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Faulconbridge trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Faulconbridge in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Faulconbridge dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, The National Pass
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then hunt for treasures at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip builder .

Drive from Faulconbridge to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Faulconbridge in March since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

2
nights
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 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Before you visit Lord Howe Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Canberra to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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 7th (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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 Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Shop till you drop at Degraves Street and Bourke Street Mall. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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