22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Exeter

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.
Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Des Spencer Galleries and Underart Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Artistree Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Exeter, UK to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Exeter to Cairns. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Rex Lookout, Artistree Gallery, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Billich Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Sydney hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. You'll get in some beach time at Half Moon Bay and St. Kilda Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

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 April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda, Cowes, Cape Woolamai Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and finally appreciate the history behind Elizabeth Quay. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then stroll through City Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, City Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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