22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
7
Perth
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then have fun at Muddy's Playground.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Zurich in February, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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

3
nights
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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

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 21st (Sun), walk around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenkick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 4 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, visit The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, thentake an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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