22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 1 night
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Cairns

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Linton, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Linton to Cairns. In March, Cairns is warmer than Linton - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Port Douglas

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Mon), soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online vacation maker.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Sat), walk around South Bank Parklands and then walk around Roma Street Parkland. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 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 Brisbane. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Sydney

— 4 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Melbourne

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Perth

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth day trip app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Perth reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

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.