22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights

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4
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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.
Do your shopping at Daintree Entomological museum and Mossman Saturday Market. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Myall Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder.

Lahore, Pakistan to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-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, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tranquility Falls
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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 Relove Oxley. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Eumundi (Tina Cooper Gallery & The Real McCaul). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and walk around South Bank Parklands.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

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

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nights
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 24th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then stroll through Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island travel planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Readings Book Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Melbourne, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art Uluru. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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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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