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:  9​h
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Perth tour planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in April: highs in Perth hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Perth to Lord Howe Island in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations 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 next day: get great views at Govetts Leap, then play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club, and then take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba itinerary maker website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Katoomba are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Blackheath Golf Club ©
Blackheath Golf Club
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online vacation planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder website .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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 1st (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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