22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Busan
Fly:  16​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Busan

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, then browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and finally admire all the interesting features of Fort Denison Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation builder tool .

Busan, South Korea to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Busan to Sydney. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Busan in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum

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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Fort Lytton National Park and Customs House. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Swan River. Get a sense of the local culture at Fremantle Prison and St Patrick's Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah), Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, Western Australian Maritime Museum, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and stop by Twilight Hawkers Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, Perth is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

6
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Giulians. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Enjoy Sydney some more: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, wander the streets of The Rocks, and identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour builder website .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect nights in Sydney to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Get outdoors at Whitsunday Islands National Park and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Kids will appreciate attractions like Catseye Beach and Go-Kart Racing Track. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild life Hamilton Island, and head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip builder website .

Fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 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, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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