22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Manchester

3
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in July, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Myall Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Photography Tours
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns vacation planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Spas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip simple and quick.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be much colder, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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