22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Royal National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Gerroa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Broulee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Bairnsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
12
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Newquay

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and The National Pass. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Royal National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The National Pass, Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

few
hours
Royal National Park

Royal National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Cliff Bridge as well as Garie Beach. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Garie Beach and then take in the views from Sea Cliff Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Royal National Park journey planning website .

You can drive from Sydney to Royal National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gerroa.

Things to do in Royal National Park

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sea Cliff Bridge
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Garie Beach ©
Garie Beach
Sea Cliff Bridge ©
Sea Cliff Bridge

1
night
Gerroa

Gerroa
To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gerroa travel route app .

You can drive from Royal National Park to Gerroa in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gerroa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Broulee.

Things to do in Gerroa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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1
night
Broulee

Broulee
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Broulee trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gerroa to Broulee takes 2.5 hours. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eden.

Things to do in Broulee

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk and then contemplate the long history of Ben Boyd Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Eden trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Broulee to Eden by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in Eden sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Eden

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Merimbula Boardwalk
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Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower

2
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bairnsdale trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Eden to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Raymond Island
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East Gippsland Rail Trail ©
East Gippsland Rail Trail

2
nights
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wildlife Coast Cruises as well as Penguin Parade. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Parade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and then get interesting insight from Wildlife Coast Cruises.

You can plan Cowes trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Bairnsdale to Cowes in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Summerlands
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

1
night
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.
Alice Springs Desert Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
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.
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
On the 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Perth by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Perth due to the time zone difference. In February, Perth is a bit cooler than Alice Springs - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Fremantle Prison
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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