22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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 18th (Sat), look for gifts at The Stripey Horse, don't miss a visit to Fremantle Markets, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip website .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Perth. In May, Perth is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Stripey Horse, Matilda Bay Reserve, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Markets
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

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You can fly from Perth to Whitsunday Island in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Perth in May, things will get a bit warmer in Whitsunday Island: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Village Gallery in Palm Cove, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

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Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
On the 24th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pelican Feeding and Surfers Paradise Golf Club. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in May; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck will thrill your kids. Visiting Manly Beach and Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey builder tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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