22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Harvey
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Adelaide
— 2 nights
End: Adelaide

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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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Questacon and National Portrait Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

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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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Airlie Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then explore the activities along Heart Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, then trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and finally head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 9th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at Anzac Hill, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, and then get outside with Simpsons Gap.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs itinerary builder website .

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Alice Springs to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harvey.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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hours
Harvey

Harvey ©
Harvey is a town located in the South West of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, 140 km south of Perth, between Pinjarra and Bunbury. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Stirling Cottage, steep yourself in history at Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, then do a tasting at Vineyard 28, and finally tee off at Harvey Golf Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Harvey online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alice Springs to Harvey. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Harvey is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

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#Outdoors, #Golf, #Historic Sites
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Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage
Vineyard 28 ©
Vineyard 28

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Harvey to Perth takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Markets
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adelaide Central Market and Adelaide Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Victor Harbor (Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, Granite Island, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, perfect your strike at Kingpin Bowling, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Adelaide takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Adelaide. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Kingpin Bowling, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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