22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 1 night
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then walk around Munro Martin Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Munro Martin Parklands ©
Munro Martin Parklands

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and then see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, and then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Field of Light, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then test your problem-solving skills at EscapeXperience.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour planning website.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

EscapeXperience
Highlights from your plan
EscapeXperience ©
EscapeXperience
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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