22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Bondi
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 7th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns online tour planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Port Douglas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Change things up with a short trip to Photography Tours in Daintree (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and stop by With Sugar.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): visit West End, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then go for a walk through New Farm River Walk.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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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 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mary's Cathedral and Darling Harbour. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Gap Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bondi trip planner.

Bondi is very close to Sydney. In October in Bondi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Spas

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Degraves Street. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Daylesford to see Spas about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner.

You can fly from Bondi to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bondi in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Spas
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cottesloe Beach and WA Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Brigid's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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