22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Sydney

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls Lookout and Blue Mountains. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: visit The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nourlangie Rock and Cahills Crossing. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, and examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Point Reserve will get you outdoors. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park, approximately Litchfield National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Darwin, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

5
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Cairns

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.
Family-friendly places like Palm Cove Beach and Mission Beach will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Opal Reef & Horses in Port), Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Bones and Jones, and experience rural life at Jaques Coffee Plantation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Darwin in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.