22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Paris

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carrick Hill and Port Adelaide Uniting Church. Get outdoors at Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale III Associates & Shingleback Wine Cellar Door), Granite Island (in Victor Harbor) and Graham Stevens Wines (in McLaren Flat). There's much more to do: stroll through Brighton Beach, admire all the interesting features of Adelaide Oval, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and tee off at Glenelg Golf Club.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide driving holiday planning site .

Paris, France to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in September since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Brighton Beach, Graham Stevens Wines, Glenelg Golf Club, Port Adelaide Uniting Church
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne journey builder .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in September, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and explore the activities along Watson's Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis. Step out of Brisbane to go to Labrador and see Pelican Feeding, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Brisbane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Samurai Gallery Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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