22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + shuttle:  18​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary builder app .

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, 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 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

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 St. Kilda Beach. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 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 May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru Hiking Path and Kuniya Walk. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Lungkata Walk. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Maguk Gorge and Nourlangie Rock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Twin Falls. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip 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 on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

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