22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  28​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  16​h 30​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester


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1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island holiday maker website .

Manchester, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

1
day
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Fri), walk around City Park, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then indulge your taste buds at Entally House, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planning website .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Launceston in 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania ©

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Salamanca Arts Centre, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Tree.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online vacation planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then stroll through Eli Creek. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Fraser Island are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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 1st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the activities along Heart Reef.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, browse the exhibits of Museum of Tropical Queensland, then view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, and finally stroll through Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Townsville travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Townsville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and The Crystal Caves. Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Crystal Caves, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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