22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
London

5
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 get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness), Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). There's more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On your second day here, cruise along Captain Cook Highway and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane driving holiday planning app .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
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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
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online tour planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Olive Farm Wines, & more), The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle) and Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, take in the spiritual surroundings of All Saints Anglican Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Talijancich Wines, Upper Reach Winery, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Trigg Beach ©
Trigg Beach

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