22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Hobart
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Melbourne
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Cairns
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Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Caloundra Lighthouses and Nepalese Pagoda for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Brisbane and Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Kings Beach). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Queensland Maritime Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning app.

Winnipeg, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Brisbane is 16 hours. Traveling from Winnipeg in February, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Sydney

— 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks. Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney journey planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond Gaol. Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, explore the world behind art at MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 nights

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brighton Beach and St. Kilda Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Point Leo Beach (in Point Leo), William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong) and National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Melbourne Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning app.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in February: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and The Crystal Caves. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre in Mareeba, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

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Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.