22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive to Darwin, Fly to Perth
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Perth
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Hanoi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Adelaide — 1 night

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 21st (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Adelaide hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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Melbourne — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Elite Male Massage.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

The Bush Capital

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 24th (Mon): engage your brain at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then experience rural life at Tatum Hills Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally visit The Rocks. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planner.

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Port Douglas — 3 nights

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 30th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Cairns — 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, view the masterpieces at Marrawuddi Arts & Culture, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Perth.
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Perth — 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fremantle Prison, see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perth sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. August in Perth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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