22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Nepalese Pagoda are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Spend the 29th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning app .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brisbane is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Vaucluse House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darling Harbour and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 5:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Australian War Memorial and Questacon. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and steep yourself in history at Calthorpes' House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra route planner .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ©
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

7
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 some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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