23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Edmonton

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

You can plan Sydney trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Edmonton, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edmonton in May since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

6
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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online road trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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