22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London


2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roma Street Parkland and Suncorp Stadium. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and take in the views from Story Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker app .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Noosa National Park and The Original Eumundi Markets. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Montville (Kondalilla Falls & Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, explore the activities along Noosa River, take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout, and view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Montville, Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 6th (Mon), do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, do a tasting at Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate, then do a tasting at Peterson House, then do a tasting at GunDog Estate, and finally look for gifts at Hunter Belle Cheese Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Petersons Wines Broke Road, examine the collection at Monarchs in the Hunter, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hunter Valley Zoo, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Pokolbin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Museums Tours

Side Trip

Nulkaba
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard ©
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, explore the striking landscape of Whitsunday Islands National Park, explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, and head outdoors with Jetryder.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pokolbin to Hamilton Island by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Pokolbin in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paronella Park and Mossman Gorge. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Paronella Park, Mossman Gorge, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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