22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
train + Fly:  29​h
1
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
6
Exmouth
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  16​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  29​h
End: Edinburgh


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1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then stop by Annie's at the Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove road trip site .

Edinburgh, UK to Palm Cove is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Palm Cove due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Palm Cove at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Annie's at the Beach ©
Annie's at the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation maker app .

Traveling by flight from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Palm Cove in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest will get you outdoors.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Fraser Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Divers Den as well as Reef Experience. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nudey Beach. There's more to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Fraser Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reef Experience ©
Reef Experience
Divers Den ©
Divers Den

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and The Ningaloo Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay. Spend the 28th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Exmouth route maker site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Cairns to Exmouth in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairns in July, plan for little chillier nights in Exmouth, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
3 Islands Whale Shark Dive ©
3 Islands Whale Shark Dive
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay

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.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Get in touch with nature at Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Getting from Exmouth to Port Douglas by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Exmouth in July since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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