22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
7
Perth
— 1 night

2
nights
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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

Hyderabad, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Port Douglas, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route planning tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Spas
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see SunJet Simulations in Mooloolaba, approximately Mooloolaba away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

SunJet Simulations
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday builder app.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Sat), walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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