22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New Delhi


1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairns. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
On the 13th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): head outdoors with Watersports Guru, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

4
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, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday maker .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

2
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, then don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Perry's Lookdown.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December in Blue Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs day trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Alice Springs: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours

4
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, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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