22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Lord Howe Island

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and finally trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island day trip planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 4 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation maker app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then go for a walk through Mala Walk. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then stroll through Kuniya Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get great views at The Three Sisters, then hike along Ruined Castle Walking Track, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.