22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Oslo

1
night
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.
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide online road trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Adelaide is 8 hours. Traveling from Oslo in October, you will find days in Adelaide are much hotter (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Henley Beach
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North Terrace ©
North Terrace

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Museums
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Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Museum of Contemporary Art

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and The Crystal Caves. Mulgrave Settlers Museum and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Port Douglas (St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Palm Cove Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Herberton, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, The Crystal Caves
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum

few
hours
Sydney

Sydney
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Queensland Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage and West End. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Tugun Beach (in Tugun) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Kings Beach, Tugun Beach, Kurrawa Beach, Maroochydore Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney
Get some cultural insight at Brett Whiteley Studio and Justice & Police Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Gosford Classic Car Museum (in Gosford), Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). Enjoy Sydney some more: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wollongong, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Terrigal Beach, Gosford Classic Car Museum
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Brett Whiteley Studio ©
Brett Whiteley Studio

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bells Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Brighton Beach, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
On the 1st (Thu), kick back and relax at Henley Beach and then take a stroll through North Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at National Motor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, then do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Murray Street Vineyards, Whistler Wines, National Motor Museum, Henley Beach
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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