22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Wentworth Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip builder.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 3rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Daintree Entomological museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, browse the exhibits of Daintree Discovery Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Bloomfield Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation travel website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Blue Arrow Circuit, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and St. Kilda Beach. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get into the urban bustle at Federation Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

3
nights
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Kurrajong Radio Museum. Shop till you drop at Lost Bear Gallery and Odd Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wentworth Falls: Megalong Valley (Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Dryridge Estate, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Perry's Lookdown, and see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Wentworth Falls holiday planning website.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Wentworth Falls with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Wentworth Falls dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

3
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel planner.

You can drive from Wentworth Falls to Sydney in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, stroll through Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and finally explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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