22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Phnom Penh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Palm Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mudgee
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Phnom Penh


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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Customs House. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Old Government House, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planning website .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Phnom Penh in October, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Science Space, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Old Government House
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Science Space ©
Science Space
Customs House ©
Customs House

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.
Let the collections at Queensland Maritime Museum and The Workshops Rail Museum capture your imagination. Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to St Helena Island National Park and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Brisbane

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, The Workshops Rail Museum
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Glass House Mountains National Park ©
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Explore hidden gems such as Hermannsburg Historic Precinct and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Take a break from the city and head to Ormiston Gorge and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, examine the collection at Central Australia Aviation Museum, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct ©
Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mayfield Garden and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, learn about winemaking at Artemis Wines, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dirty Janes Bowral, and stop by Southern Highlands Welcome Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith visit website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Penrith. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in October, with highs in Penrith at 30°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mittagong, Blue Mountains National Park, Berrima District Museum, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

3
nights
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Get outdoors at Ocean Beach and Ettalong Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bouddi National Park and Warrah Lookout.

Planning Palm Beach trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Penrith to Palm Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Penrith in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Palm Beach, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Killcare, Ettalong Beach, Ocean Beach, Whale Beach, Avalon Beach
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Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach
Avalon Beach ©
Avalon Beach
Ettalong Beach ©
Ettalong Beach

2
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 28th (Mon), do a tasting at Petersons of Mudgee, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Baker Williams Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Arts and Crafts Mudgee, learn about winemaking at Burrundulla Wines, then learn about winemaking at Huntington Estate Wines, and finally do a tasting at Mudgee Wines.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mudgee tour planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Beach to Mudgee takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Palm Beach in October, Mudgee is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Wildlife Parks
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Burrundulla Wines ©
Burrundulla Wines
Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve ©
Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
Arts and Crafts Mudgee ©
Arts and Crafts Mudgee

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 30th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary and then steep yourself in history at Manly Quarantine Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Sydney Town Hall, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, then stop by Opal Minded, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online tour planner .

You can fly from Mudgee to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Manly
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Sydney Harbour Circle Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Circle Walk
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Manly Quarantine Station ©
Manly Quarantine Station

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