22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls, Wentworth Falls, & more) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Canberra online tour builder .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Canberra at 25°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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