22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doncaster
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
8
Darwin
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  32​h
End: Doncaster

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth day trip app .

Doncaster, UK to Perth is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Doncaster in July, with highs in Perth at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, The Sacred India Gallery
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
The Sacred India Gallery ©
The Sacred India Gallery

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Spend the 10th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

1
day
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Cape Tribulation to Darwin by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Cape Tribulation in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Ubirr and then make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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