22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lugano
Fly:  29​h
1
Darwin
— 1 night
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
End: Lugano

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Darwin sightseeing planning site .

Lugano, Switzerland to Darwin is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 8 hours. In July in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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.
Head to Coffee Works and Luminous Lightsfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Cairns in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in July, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Visiting Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and shop like a local with Queen Street Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder website .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns 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 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Orange Grove Market. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and look for gifts at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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