22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Harvey
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns planning tool .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Cairns in September, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Harvey.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
day
Harvey

Harvey ©
Harvey is a town located in the South West of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, 140 km south of Perth, between Pinjarra and Bunbury. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stirling Cottage, do a tasting at Harvey River Estate, then stop by Ha Ve Harvey Cheese, and finally steep yourself in history at Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Harvey travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Harvey. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Harvey due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Harvey

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
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Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage
Harvey River Estate ©
Harvey River Estate

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see The Cedars, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide journey site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Harvey to Adelaide. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Harvey to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Gum Tree Reserve, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 3rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in September, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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 4th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

5
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 the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip tool .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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