22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas — 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 18th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route app.

Glasgow, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in September, you will find days in Port Douglas are warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cairns — 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Sydney — 4 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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning app.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Side Trip

Melbourne — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Perth — 3 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 5th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Perth online route builder.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: high temperatures in Perth hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Wineries · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Parks · Geologic Formations
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.