22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Exmouth
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
11
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Exmouth trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Exmouth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Exmouth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and finally get your game on at Simulator World.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Melbourne by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Exmouth in May, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katoomba trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Melbourne to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Katoomba hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The National Pass, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks 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

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lord Howe Island to Fraser Island in 12.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 14th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, then make a trip to Mirrai Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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