22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bucharest

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Bucharest to Melbourne. In December, Melbourne is warmer than Bucharest - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

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 22nd (Sat): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Visit Wonga Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

Planning Port Douglas trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Cape Tribulation Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Freshwater Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Clovelly, wander the streets of The Rocks, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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