22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nadi, Viti Levu
Fly:  6​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Peterborough
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Nadi, Viti Levu

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brisbane tour app .

Nadi, Fiji to Brisbane is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Fiji Time (FJT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nadi in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Dalpura Beach
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Bond Store Museum and Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Eli Creek and The Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Fraser Island side-trips: Maryborough (Customs House Interpretive Centre, Mary Poppins Statue, & more), Lychee Divine (in Tiaro) and Urangan (Point Dayman Park & Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. December in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Lychee Divine, Burrum Heads Beach, Woodgate Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort ©
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, wander the streets of West End, and then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
West End ©
West End
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

4
nights
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.
Visit Aldinga Beach and Henley Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at North Terrace and Carrick Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Maslin Beach (in Maslin Beach), Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). There's more to do: hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Adelaide takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Adelaide. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach, National Motor Museum
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum and then get into the urban bustle at Main Corner Complex.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect Mount Gambier to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum ©
Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum
Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm
Main Corner Complex ©
Main Corner Complex

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Steve Morvell Wildlife Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Halls Gap route planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Wineries Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Clematis Falls ©
Clematis Falls
Pomonal Estate ©
Pomonal Estate
Steve Morvell Wildlife Art ©
Steve Morvell Wildlife Art

1
night
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia; approximately three hours' drive from Melbourne.HistoryThe town was believed to have been founded when the schooner SS Schomberg was wrecked in the middle of the 19th century, though the town was not sufficiently populated to justify a Post Office until 10 April 1890. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Grotto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Peterborough trip planner .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Peterborough takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Peterborough

Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Grotto
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stop by High on Heels.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Apollo Bay road trip planning website .

Getting from Peterborough to Apollo Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Bay of Apostles ©
Bay of Apostles

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Beach and Sorrento Back Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Portsea Back Beach and Rye Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin), Frankston Beach (in Frankston) and Safety Beach (in Dromana).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Safety Beach, Frankston Beach, Ocean Beach, Rye Beach, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Portsea Back Beach ©
Portsea Back Beach
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach

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