22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Lady Elliot Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Edmonton


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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 17 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in March, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Maleny (Art on Cairncross, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, & more). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, and stop by Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mooloolaba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Mooloolaba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Mooloolaba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lady Elliot Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Australia Zoo, Mount Coolum, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

1
day
Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lady Elliot Island trip itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mooloolaba to Lady Elliot Island. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse ©
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns journey planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lady Elliot Island to Cairns. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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