22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

3
nights
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.
Murray Street Vineyards and Kalleske Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Tanunda (Chateau Dorrien & Langmeil Winery), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars (in Greenock). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Flaxman Wines and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Adelaide is 9 hours. In December, Adelaide is warmer than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Tanunda, God's Hill Wines, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online journey builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

4
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Sydney by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Heads Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Caloundra Lighthouses and Victoria Bridge Abutment. Change things up with a short trip to Kings Beach in Caloundra (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary builder app .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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