22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  29​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: London

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 9th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation day trip planning site .

London, UK to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Cape Tribulation reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
You've now added Daintree Safaris to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 14th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

Start your trip to Lord Howe Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Parliament House of Victoria. Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get outdoors at Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Twin Falls and Nourlangie Rock. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, admire all the interesting features of Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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