22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  30​h
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Belfast

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Fri) at Darwin Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, view the masterpieces at Tactile Arts, enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip tool .

Belfast, UK to Darwin is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In January, Darwin is much hotter than Belfast - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip tool .

You can fly from Darwin to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darwin in January, with highs in Brisbane at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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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

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne vacation planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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