22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner
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Palm Cove
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
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Exmouth
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Port Douglas
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Palm Cove — 1 night

A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then look for gifts at Annie's at the Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palm Cove online travel planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Palm Cove is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in July, with highs in Palm Cove at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Palm Cove in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 2 nights

You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Central Station Rainforest will get you outdoors.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Fraser Island planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Fraser Island hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Divers Den as well as Reef Experience. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nudey Beach. There's more to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

Start your trip to Cairns by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Exmouth.
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Exmouth — 2 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes 3 Islands Whale Shark Dive. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Ningaloo Reef. Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and The Ningaloo Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Turquoise Bay, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth online travel planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Exmouth in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Exmouth. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Exmouth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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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.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Discovery Centre and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Port Douglas by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exmouth to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Exmouth in July, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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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