22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Blackheath
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip maker app .

Drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Blackheath dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Cape Tribulation. When traveling from Blackheath in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cape Tribulation, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

3
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.
Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ubirr, explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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: make a trip to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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