22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Palm Cove Beach, & more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time 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

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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