22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Leura
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jindabyne
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Thredbo Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bright
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
10
Dubbo
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  7​h
11
Stanthorpe
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

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day
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Lincoln's Rock, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, and finally make a trip to Leura Cascades.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leura online trip maker .

Sydney to Leura is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, Lincoln's Rock
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:
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Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as The Giant Stairway and Evans Crown. Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Penrith (iFLY Downunder & Aqua Golf), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: get great views at Govetts Leap, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba day trip planner.

Katoomba is just a stone's throw from Leura. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Penrith, Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Canberra

Canberra
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Pierces Creek Forest. Explore hidden gems such as ANZAC Parade Walk and Mugga-Mugga Cottage. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Australian National Botanic Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, examine the collection at Old Parliament House, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Canberra road trip planning tool .

Getting from Katoomba to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in June, with highs in Canberra at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pierces Creek Forest, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©

1
night
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Currango Homestead NSW National Parks, explore the activities along Lake Jindabyne, and then sample the fine beverages at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Jindabyne trip planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Jindabyne in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Canberra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jindabyne, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Currango Homestead NSW National Parks
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Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne

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night
Thredbo Village

Thredbo Village ©
On the 30th (Tue), hit the slopes at Snowy Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kosciuszko National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thredbo Village road trip app .

Drive from Jindabyne to Thredbo Village in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in June, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Bright.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains
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Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains
Charlotte Pass Ski Resort ©
Charlotte Pass Ski Resort

2
nights
Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Canyon Walk and then hit the slopes at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Bogong and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tirol Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bright trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thredbo Village to Bright takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Thredbo Village in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Bright, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Bright

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board, Tirol Sports, Mount Bogong
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Tirol Sports ©
Tirol Sports

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night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Squeaky Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bright to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
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Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse ©
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse

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nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Panorama Garden Estate and Bells Beach. Popular historic sites such as Split Point Lighthouse and Anglican Church, Barwon Heads are in your itinerary. Explore Torquay's surroundings by going to Lorne (Lorne Beach, Erskine Falls, & more), Moggs Creek Lookout (in Moggs Creek) and Kennet River Koala Walk (in Kennett River). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden and identify plant and animal life at Distillery Creek Picnic Ground.

Start your trip to Torquay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Torquay by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne, Kennet River Koala Walk, Anglican Church, Barwon Heads, Distillery Creek Picnic Ground, Panorama Garden Estate
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Panorama Garden Estate ©
Panorama Garden Estate
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Gibsons Steps and Port Campbell National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Ocean Walk and Mariners Lookout. Explore Port Campbell's surroundings by going to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah) and Mait's Rest (in Apollo Bay). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to The Grotto.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip website .

Drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, Twelve Apostles
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Terramungamine Reserve and Rock Grooves, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, and finally make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubbo day trip website .

Getting from Port Campbell to Dubbo by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Historic Sites
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Shoyoen Japanese Garden ©
Shoyoen Japanese Garden
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Alladins Cave Bottle House ©
Alladins Cave Bottle House

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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Queen Mary Falls and Tooloom Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Girraween National Park and Browns Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Sundown National Park, experience rural life at Suttons Juice Factory, and learn about winemaking at Heritage Estate Wines.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stanthorpe trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dubbo to Stanthorpe in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Killarney, Girraween National Park, Tooloom Falls, Heritage Estate Wines, Suttons Juice Factory
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Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
Sundown National Park ©
Sundown National Park
Tooloom Falls ©
Tooloom Falls

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