22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Defence of Darwin Experience and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from London to Darwin, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Darwin is much hotter than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in September, with highs in Port Douglas at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Photography Tours, Daintree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Spas

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Explore hidden gems such as Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Greens Pool and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, take a tour of Replica of the Brig Amity, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Albany day trip website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Albany: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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