22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Port Campbell
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Yamba
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and finally stroll through Henley Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Adelaide to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
day
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Campbell journey builder site .

You can drive from Adelaide to Port Campbell in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Nature Parks
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, and don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Melbourne fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Ginninderra Village.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Canberra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Lake McKenzie.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

1
day
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach Yamba, kick back and relax at Pippi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Yamba Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spooky Beach.

You can plan Yamba trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Yamba with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, Yamba is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Yamba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Spooky Beach
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Main Beach Yamba ©
Main Beach Yamba
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Customs House and Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Yamba to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 12th (Thu), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Whitsunday Island fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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 13th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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