22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder tool.

Miami, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Miami to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In April, Sydney is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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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, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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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 ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, deepen your understanding at Walkatjara Art Uluru, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 84°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get outside with Horses in Port, and stop by With Sugar.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 56°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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