22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Glen Innes
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Albury
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): go for a walk through Bluff Point Walking Track, then take some stellar pictures from Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeppoon Main Beach, and finally admire the local landmark of Keppel Kraken. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rockhampton route website .

You can fly from Sydney to Rockhampton in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in Rockhampton to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yeppoon
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos and then kick back and relax at Woodgate Beach.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Bundaberg route planner .

Traveling by train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bundaberg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Mon Repos ©
Mon Repos
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Heads Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Relax by the water at Burleigh Head National Park and Belongil Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey planner.

You can drive from Bundaberg to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Glen Innes.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Belongil Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Glen Innes

Glen Innes ©
Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibraltar Range National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Gawura Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of The Super Strawberry, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Standing Stones.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Glen Innes online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Glen Innes in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Glen Innes

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Gibraltar Range National Park
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Gawura Gallery ©
Gawura Gallery
Australian Standing Stones ©
Australian Standing Stones
The Super Strawberry ©
The Super Strawberry

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library, then contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, and then don't miss a visit to Western Plains Cultural Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dubbo day trip planning tool .

Drive from Glen Innes to Dubbo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Dubbo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Dubbo

Historic Sites
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Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

8
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. Explore Albury's surroundings by going to Yackandandah Museum (in Yackandandah), Beechworth (Beechworth Gaol Unlocked & Beechworth Historic Courthouse) and The Rock Nature Reserve (in The Rock). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Alpine National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bharatralia Jungle Camp, take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Beauty Pondage.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Albury day trip site .

Fly from Dubbo to Albury in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Dubbo in June, plan for slightly colder days in Albury, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bright, Beechworth, Falls Creek Alpine Resort, Lake William Hovell, Bharatralia Jungle Camp
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The Rock Nature Reserve ©
The Rock Nature Reserve
Alpine National Park ©
Alpine National Park
Lake William Hovell ©
Lake William Hovell

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner .

Getting from Albury to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in July, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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