22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 9th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Ned's Beach, thenlearn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, thentee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stop by The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wineries Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
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 21st (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, thenwalk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Perth at °C and lows at °C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Adventure
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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