22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights
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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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and get outside with The Bump Track.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect nights in Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Annie's at the Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Anzac Park, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth with an excursion to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.