22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  29​h
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Visiting Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see The Three Sisters, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jakarta in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In April, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 30th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Fraser Island Great Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visit Aldinga Beach and Carrickalinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to McLaren Vale III Associates in McLaren Vale, about 48 minutes away. Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Rundle Mall, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and learn about winemaking at Ashton Hills Vineyard.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Adelaide online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Adelaide in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Ashton Hills Vineyard, Cleland Wildlife Park, Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach, McLaren Vale III Associates
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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