22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deception Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Murray Bridge
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Pambula
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

1
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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 30th (Mon): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Deception Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks 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

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Deception Bay

Deception Bay
Deception Bay is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Deception Bay route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Deception Bay by car takes about an hour. December in Deception Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will leave for Cairns on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Deception Bay

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Deception Bay to Cairns with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Mon), hike along Kuniya Walk, get great views at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Murray Bridge.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge ©
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Round House 1874-76 and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monarto Conservation Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Murray Bridge trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Murray Bridge with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Murray Bridge at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Murray Bridge

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Monarto Conservation Park ©
Monarto Conservation Park
The Round House 1874-76 ©
The Round House 1874-76

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide journey maker website .

You can drive from Murray Bridge to Adelaide in an hour. January in Adelaide sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and finally stroll around The Railway Lands.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip builder app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in January: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
The Railway Lands ©
The Railway Lands

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nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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Albury

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the striking features of Albury Railway Station, and finally contemplate the long history of Albury Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albury trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Albury in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Albury to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Albury Railway Station ©
Albury Railway Station

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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 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

Discover how to plan a Canberra trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Albury to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Albury in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pambula.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Pambula

Pambula
Pambula is a coastal village big in history, its peaceful lakes and idyllic river mouth a far cry from the hustle and bustle following the discovery of gold near the township in the 1880s.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Imlay Oyster Producers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pambula Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pambula road trip site .

You can drive from Canberra to Pambula in 3 hours. While traveling from Canberra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pambula, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Pambula

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pambula Beach
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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Pambula to Sydney with the Route module. Traveling from Pambula in January, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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