22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
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: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary app.

Cardiff, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Cardiff in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Sydney, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Figtree Playground, stroll through The Blue Arrow Circuit, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns online trip itinerary planner.

You can 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. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Photography Tours
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Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Photography Tours
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

4
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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with The Bump Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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