22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
8
Perth
— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour builder app.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. In January, Port Douglas is much hotter than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Watersports Guru and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning app.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

Plan my trip to Perth with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Perth reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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