22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  30​h
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Darwin

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Territory Wildlife Park and Berry Springs Nature Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres and Provenance Arts. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, view the masterpieces at Nomad Art Gallery, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Darwin is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Broome Historical Museum and The Courthouse Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point and kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Broome travel planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Broome, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then get your game on at Zero Latency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Federation Square, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Fly from Broome to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in July, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru Hiking Path and Valley of the Winds. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore and take pictures at Uluru.

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

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then view the masterpieces at Talapi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alice Springs tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Des Spencer Galleries. Bring the kids along to Photography Tours and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Alice Springs to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Photography Tours
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Family-friendly places like Trinity Beach and Muddy's Playground will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Balloon Rides. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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