22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia.

To see photos and tourist information, read Perth day trip website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth due to the time zone difference. In January, Perth is much warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. In January, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. On the next day, kick back and relax at Long Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 14th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel route planner .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker tool .

You can fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in January, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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