22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  7 h 30 min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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.
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15- hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are slightly colder (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Visit Half Moon Bay and Sandridge Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Museo Italiano. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 22nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The National Pass, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Leura takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Leura when traveling from Canberra in December, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation maker site.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lord Howe Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. You'll explore and learn at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 29th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

3
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Appreciate the collections at Historic Village Herberton and Village Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Herberton to see Spy & Camera Museum about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and look for gifts at Bones and Jones.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing planning tool.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Herberton, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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