22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Lahore

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Daintree Entomological museum and Mossman Saturday Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Lahore, Pakistan to Port Douglas is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lahore to Port Douglas, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in January, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Tina Cooper Gallery. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to The Real McCaul in Eumundi, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Relove Oxley, and walk around South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in January, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Federation Square. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and look for gifts at Readings Book Shop.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art. On the next day, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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