22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  40​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xtreme Illusions Dinner Show. Here are some ideas for day two: take in a show at Xtreme Illusions Dinner Show.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Village Gallery ©
Village Gallery

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You've added Flames of the Forest, Daintree Discovery Tours, The Deep Retreat, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at With Sugar and Ngarru Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Tours ©
Daintree Discovery Tours

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. You'll set off for Sydney on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Pub Tours as well as The Tasting Glass. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Danks Street Produce Merchantsfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the galleries of Brett Whiteley Studio, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sydney trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza has been added to your itinerary. Head to Lost Bear Gallery and Leura Mallfor some retail therapy. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip website .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Govetts Leap, Leura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
The Astor Theatre has been added to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Royal Arcade. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, browse the different shops at Galleria Shopping Plaza, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
The Astor Theatre ©
The Astor Theatre
Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne ©
Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne

1
night
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 21st (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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