22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 1 night
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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

Hyderabad, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Port Douglas, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route planning tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see SunJet Simulations in Mooloolaba, approximately Mooloolaba away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday builder app.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Melbourne

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Sat), walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 11.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Perth hover around 35°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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.