22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Manchester

7
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Congwong Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanks Arts Centre and Australian Leather Company. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Night Markets, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in December, you will find days in Alice Springs are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Melbourne Central, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Alice Springs - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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