22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 1 night

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Katoomba day trip planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
The National Pass
4.7

4
nights
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

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 Lungkata Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Kuniya Walk
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Walpa Gorge
4.4

3
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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

3
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.7

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at The Rockpools, then get active on the water at Jetpack Flyboard Adventures, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Padlockd Escape Rooms.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
Padlockd Escape Rooms
4.9
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Water Park
The Rockpools
4.7

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