22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chittagong City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
End: Chittagong City

4
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, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Chittagong City, Bangladesh to Port Douglas is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chittagong City to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chittagong City in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns holiday planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, things will get slightly colder in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough 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
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can 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
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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