22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

Make it your trip
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Loch Sport
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly to Rockhampton Airport, Drive to Yeppoon
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Yeppoon
— 4 nights
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Drive to Rockhampton Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Loch Sport

— 1 night
Loch Sport is a coastal tourist town situated on the Ninety Mile Beach and Lake Victoria in Central Gippsland, eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The Lakes National Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Loch Sport vacation planning tool.

Melbourne to Loch Sport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In May in Loch Sport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Loch Sport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Melbourne

— 4 nights

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.
Dedicate the 22nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary website.

Drive from Loch Sport to Melbourne in 3 hours. May in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Sydney

— 4 nights

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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yeppoon

— 4 nights
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Mount Jim Crow National Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, look for gifts at Coastal Funk, get to know the resident critters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, and don't miss a visit to Wreck Point Scenic Lookout.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yeppoon travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Yeppoon. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Yeppoon to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Yeppoon to Port Douglas with the Route module. Traveling from Yeppoon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cairns

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Mala Walk.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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.