22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
6
Wentworth Falls
— 3 nights
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
8
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thensee the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 3rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Daintree Entomological museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, thenbrowse the exhibits of Daintree Discovery Centre, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bloomfield Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip site.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Tanks Arts Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, thenexplore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip 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 a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

3
nights
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Odd Mountain. Shop till you drop at Lost Bear Gallery and Gallery One88. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wentworth Falls: Megalong Valley (Dryridge Estate & Megalong Creek Estate) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wentworth Falls trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Wentworth Falls. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wentworth Falls, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Perry's Lookdown, Kurrajong Radio Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel planner.

You can drive from Wentworth Falls to Sydney in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, stroll through Lagoon Beach, thenget a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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