22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park and The Sacred India Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Adam Monk Photography Gallery (in Fremantle) and Jadran Wines (in Orange Grove). There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, view the masterpieces at Windram Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Red Dirt Photographic.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Perth due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, The Sacred India Gallery, Windram Art Gallery, Red Dirt Photographic, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Jila Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, then explore the engaging exhibits at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, and finally explore the galleries of This is Aboriginal Art. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then indulge your taste buds at Todd Mall Markets, then view the masterpieces at Talapi, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Alice Springs is 1 hour. While traveling from Perth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Shopping Wildlife
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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.
Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Degraves Street and DFO South Wharffor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the galleries of Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Museums Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island journey planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Whitsunday Island hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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.
Head to Village Gallery and Rusty's Marketfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Underart Gallery and Bones and Jones. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 26th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, browse the different shops at Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

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