22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Rome

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 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Rome to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rome, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Mossman Gorge and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in November, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

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 November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Callala Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Murrays Beach, kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, and then kick back and relax at Blenheim Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jervis Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jervis Bay, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 19th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Broome trip maker website .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Broome by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jervis Bay to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jervis Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

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