22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

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Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Ayers Rock
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mexico City, Mexico to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Cairns, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, get reinvigorated at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan my day in Port Douglas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Baths
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

5
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, take a tour by water with Yellow Water Fishing, admire all the interesting features of Ubirr, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

3
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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

3
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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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 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 Melbourne. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Melbourne are colder (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

4
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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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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.