22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Canberra
— 1 night
7
Sydney
— 4 nights

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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary website.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally trek along Dubuji Boardwalk. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, thenexperience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jewish Holocaust Centre
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get curious at Questacon.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra online trip maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (Wentworth Falls & Charles Darwin walk). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip maker.

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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