22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 4 nights

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and stop by With Sugar.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Photography Tours
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Anzac Park, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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