22 days in Sydney, Queensland & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Queensland & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Queensland & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
3
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester


7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Marketsfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by The Strand Arcade, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Sydney is 10 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for Caloundra on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at The Real McCaul, then view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Kings Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at MaisyMoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, and then stop by Opals Down Under.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Caloundra trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February, daytime highs in Caloundra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Opals Down Under
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

Plan trip to Brisbane with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island online holiday planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St

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