22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Bristol
train + Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
Bristol

5
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (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

3
days
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.
Bring the kids along to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and stop by Miami Marketta.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast visit planning tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
days
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). There's more to do: get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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