22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravenshoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Cardwell
— 1 night
Drive
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Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive
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Emerald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Roma
— 1 night
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Sydney

— 2 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria will thrill your kids. Australian Sports Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll around Federation Square, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Kids will enjoy Uluru Hiking Path and Mala Walk. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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.
On the 28th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online journey planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Daintree Entomological museum and Daintree Discovery Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Thornton Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ravenshoe.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ravenshoe

— 1 night
Ravenshoe is a town and locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Sat), walk around Millstream Falls National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ravenshoe tour planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Ravenshoe in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cardwell.

Things to do in Ravenshoe

Nature · Parks
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Cardwell

— 1 night
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cardwell trip planner.

You can drive from Ravenshoe to Cardwell in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cardwell

Nature · Parks

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, then view the masterpieces at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Townsville route planning app.

Traveling by car from Cardwell to Townsville takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Charters Towers

— 1 night
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Assay Room and Mining Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Texas Longhorn Tours, then steep yourself in history at Stock Exchange Arcade, and finally steep yourself in history at Towers Hill Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Charters Towers tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Townsville to Charters Towers in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Emerald

— 2 nights
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Miners Heritage, steep yourself in history at Emerald Train Station, and then see the interesting displays at Blackwater International Coal Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Plaza @ Emerald, then examine the collection at Old Rainworth Fort, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Emerald online trip builder.

Drive from Charters Towers to Emerald in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Emerald

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roma

— 1 night
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to The Big Rig, learn about winemaking at Romavilla Winery, then don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Roma trip planner.

Getting from Emerald to Roma by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Roma

Wineries · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.