22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dresden
Fly:  27​h
1
Palm Cove
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Edge Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Blacktown
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  28​h
End: Dresden

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then browse the exhibits of Village Gallery. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palm Cove online attractions planner .

Dresden, Germany to Palm Cove is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Dresden to Palm Cove, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, & more). And it doesn't end there: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder website .

Cairns is just a short distance from Palm Cove. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edge Hill.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Edge Hill

Edge Hill ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): perfect your strike at Edge Hill Memorial Bowls Club, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, and then identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, explore the activities along Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edge Hill travel planner .

Edge Hill is just a short distance from Cairns. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Edge Hill

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cattana Wetlands
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Cattana Wetlands ©
Cattana Wetlands
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Edge Hill to Brisbane. Traveling from Edge Hill in July, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

3
nights
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Get out of town with these interesting Blacktown side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Grand Canyon track (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Blacktown trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Brisbane to Blacktown in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Blacktown hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blacktown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Blacktown to Sydney takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Blacktown in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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