22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
5
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Barcelona

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation planning site .

Barcelona, Spain to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Sydney. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect nights in Sydney to be colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), trek along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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 4th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beerwah.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach ©
Boab Boat Hire Airlie Beach
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 9th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, and then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beerwah visit planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Airlie Beach to Beerwah in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Beerwah. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marcoola Beach, Point Cartwright, Caboolture Historical Village, Caloundra Lighthouses
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Byron Bay using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Beerwah in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Byron Bay, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 13th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, then stroll through Diggers beach, then grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and finally don't miss a visit to Cunningham’s Big Bunch. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach and then learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour day trip app .

Getting from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Two Tails Wines
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Illawarra Grevillea Park and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, then see the interesting displays at Gosford Classic Car Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Illawarra Grevillea Park, Gosford Classic Car Museum, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum

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