22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Shuttle:  17​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, stop by With Sugar, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planning site .

Hyderabad, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Port Douglas is 4 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus 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 with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°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
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Mooloolaba and see SunJet Simulations, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planning app .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can 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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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off 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
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°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:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, make a trip to Field of Light, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°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 Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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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