22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Krakow

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip site .

Krakow, Poland to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in November, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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 Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online day trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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