22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
2
Torquay
— 1 night
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
6
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
8
Cairns
— 3 nights

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary builder app.

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Perth to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Torquay.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Jetsurf Perth
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), push the limits with Australian Skydive, then fly like a bird with Great Ocean Road Paragliding, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay visit planner.

Fly from Perth to Torquay in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Torquay. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Torquay hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

Great Ocean Road Paragliding
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Australian Skydive ©
Australian Skydive
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Golden Beach Hire (in Golden Beach) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Escape Room Oz). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip site.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Golden Beach Hire ©
Golden Beach Hire
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 13th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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 15th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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