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
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, head off the coast to Waddy Point, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Fraser Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum

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: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Rap Jumping ©
Rap Jumping
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then trek along with Spacechameleon Adventure Co. On your second day here, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Spacechameleon Adventure Co ©
Spacechameleon Adventure Co
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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