22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Trail Bike Adventures, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Perth to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns. Traveling from Perth in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, look for gifts at Funstuff by Lynda, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Douglas in November since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
K'gari ©
K'gari

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Melbourne at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 28th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canberra road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Canberra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

5
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, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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