22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at 1876 Landing Party, stroll through Anzac Park, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
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.
Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, examine the collection at Santos Museum of Economic Botany, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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