22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 2 nights
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Brisbane
— 8 nights
5
Sydney
— 2 nights

2
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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then take in the views from Elizabeth Quay. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip builder tool.

Milan, Italy to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Milan to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Perth hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

3
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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Offroad Dreaming, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Darwin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Darwin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Darwin, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, expect nights in Darwin to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Offroad Dreaming ©
Offroad Dreaming
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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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 (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, &more), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, trek along Wrights Lookout, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wrights Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Brisbane

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Queensland Korean War Memorial (in Broadbeach) and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in August, with highs in Brisbane at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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