22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Yulara
— 4 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: London

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, then view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and finally get outside with Jetryder. On your second day here, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then stroll through Catseye Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect nights in Hamilton Island to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a stroll through West End, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

5
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.
Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yulara online road trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Yulara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Yulara to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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