22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Fitzroy Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Peter's Cathedral and Smith Brothers Walking Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gorge Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. Step out of Adelaide to go to Aldinga Beach and see Aldinga Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, take a stroll through Rundle Street East, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and shop like a local with North Terrace.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Adelaide vacation planner .

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Adelaide. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Adelaide reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Henley Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Giant Stairway, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bilpin Cider Company
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Maroochydore Beach and Point Cartwright. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Step out of Brisbane to go to Caboolture and see Caboolture Historical Village, which is approximately 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip tool .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Cartwright, Maroochydore Beach, Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Caboolture Historical Village
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Illusions Whitsundays. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Heart Reef. Explore hidden gems such as Horseshoe Bay and Whitsunday Great Walk. It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and take in the waterfront at Shute Harbour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Brisbane in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

2
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, and then stroll around Munro Martin Parklands.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Arrow Walk, Crystal Cascades
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Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Munro Martin Parklands ©
Munro Martin Parklands

1
night
Adelaide

Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at West Terrace Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ghost & Vampire Tours
West Terrace Cemetery ©
West Terrace Cemetery

1
day
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Fitzroy Island National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fitzroy Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fitzroy Island trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to Fitzroy Island. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in July, with highs in Fitzroy Island at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park