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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas & Wellness, which is approximately 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stop by The Reef Marina, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip app .

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. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
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 Half Moon Bay. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, and see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island day trip planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planning site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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