22 days in Australia & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Australia & Thailand Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry to Phuket, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, stop by Munich Bespoke Suits, admire the masterpieces at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip planner.

London, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Bangkok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Bangkok at 41°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Koh Tao.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along John-Suwan Viewpoint, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in April: highs in Koh Tao hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.
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Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Wildlife

Patong, Thailand — 3 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Take a break from Patong with a short trip to Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Patong Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong online visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Patong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Koh Tao in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Patong, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand — 3 nights

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get close to the beloved marine mammals with ProFun Divers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Moo Dee Beach, don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 3 hours. April in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Sydney takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don to Sydney is 3 hours. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in April, expect nights in Sydney to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Cairns, Australia — 2 nights

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 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Pure Synergie Skin Store, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 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 Cairns. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Port Douglas, Australia — 3 nights

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 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and go for a walk through Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

Thailand travel guide

3.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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