22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Gold Coast

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey website .

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

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

2
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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 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, Hobart is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary builder website .

Richmond is very close to Hobart. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Port Arthur day trip planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Safety Deposit Building. Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Port Arthur to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
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.
Visit Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas and Canberra Rotary Peace Bell for their historical value. Get outdoors at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Canberra Centenary Trail. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Gundog Cork Street Cellar in Gundaroo, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and take in the exciting artwork at Drill Hall Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Gundog Cork Street Cellar
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
On the 5th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, and then browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Canberra to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Byron Bay: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, then learn about winemaking at Witches Falls Winery, then enjoy some diversion at Thunderbird Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tamborine Mountain holiday planning app .

Getting from Byron Bay to Tamborine Mountain by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, tram, and taxi. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tamborine Mountain, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves ©
Witches Falls Winery ©
Witches Falls Winery
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park

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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 Cathedral Square and Nepalese Pagoda. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker tool .

Drive from Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

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

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