22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth. Traveling from Manchester in April, you will find days in Perth are much warmer (31°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden

1
day
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 16th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Perth to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, and finally get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, tee off at Blackheath Golf Club, and then take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba takes 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Katoomba are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Blackheath Golf Club ©
Blackheath Golf Club
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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