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
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Yulara
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then sample the fine beverages at Whipper Snapper Distillery, then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then take a stroll through Northbridge.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: highs in Perth hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park ©
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

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 a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Get outdoors at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yulara trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Yulara takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Yulara is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in November: high temperatures in Yulara hover around 41°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Get some historical perspective at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, wander the streets of Queen Street Mall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning site .

You can fly from Yulara to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yulara in November, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Rex Lookout, Artistree Gallery, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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