22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

3
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 Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online holiday planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

7
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 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 30th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 1st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Cairns, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Cairns is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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