22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  26 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Agnes Water
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 45 min
11
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
12
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  26 h
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then make a trip to Freshwater Station.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online holiday planner .

Birmingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mission Beach, explore the galleries of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery, and finally make a trip to Golden Gumboot.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mission Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Mission Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Beaches Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Murdering Point Winery, Golden Gumboot
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving
Murdering Point Winery ©
Murdering Point Winery

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, stroll through The Strand, then make a trip to Kissing Point Fort, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville attractions planning site .

You can drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Heart Reef, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach visit planning website .

Getting from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Townsville in June: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Old Government House, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Brisbane, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Old Government House ©
Old Government House

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay travel route builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Byron Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Spas

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Another option is to drive. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 13th (Sat), trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maleny trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Maleny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Maleny sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Spas

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 14th (Sun), look for gifts at Underground Surf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, then experience the excitement of Noosa Horses, and finally kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Noosa Horses
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa Horses ©
Noosa Horses

1
night
Agnes Water

Agnes Water ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary, then take in the pleasant sights at Paperbark Forest Walk, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Agnes Water online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Agnes Water takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Agnes Water are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Joseph Banks Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 16th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest. On your second day here, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk and then stroll through Eli Creek.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Agnes Water to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Agnes Water in June since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

3
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in June, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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