22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Australian Reptile Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will thrill your kids. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Reptile Park, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park

4
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Go-Kart Racing Track. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Bowling Alley. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, head outdoors with Jetryder, get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, and have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach and then stroll through Glenelg Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, get your game on at Bounce, and then kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide sightseeing tool .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Adelaide in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in January since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Glenelg Beach, Bounce, Henley Beach
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at A Maze'N Things and Lake Wendouree. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Art Gallery of Ballarat, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, and look for gifts at Hyland's bookshop.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Churchill Island, A Maze'N Things, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

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