22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, then snap pictures at Lennox Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Lapstone Zig Zag.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Faulconbridge sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Faulconbridge takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Faulconbridge can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lapstone Zig Zag, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Lennox Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lennox Bridge ©
Lennox Bridge

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Strathnairn Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Faulconbridge to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Faulconbridge in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra Contemporary Art Space ©
Canberra Contemporary Art Space

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Scienceworks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

1
night
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 10th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Port Douglas hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Ngarru Gallery ©
Ngarru Gallery

4
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.
Let the collections at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, make a trip to Freshwater Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

Similar Plans

25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CHINA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT