22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
4
Darwin
— 4 nights
5
Cairns
— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls and Bondi Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planning site.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Sydney at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uluru Hiking Path and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) 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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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Maguk Gorge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nourlangie Rock and Anbangbang Billabong. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

4
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Aviation Museum. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park will get you outdoors. When in Darwin, make a side trip to see Magnetic Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park, approximately Litchfield National Park away. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip maker website.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Magnetic Termite Mounds
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

5
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Cairns

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.
Family-friendly places like Palm Cove Beach and Mission Beach will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Bones and Jones. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Opal Reef & Horses in Port) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Cairns is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mission Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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