22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
7
Torquay
— 1 night
8
Perth
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Cairns Wake park, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thensample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery, and finally trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

3
nights
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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and get outside with The Bump Track.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 26th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in December since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

4
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 7th (Thu), get great views at Point Danger Lookout and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Torquay online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Torquay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Point Danger Lookout ©
Point Danger Lookout

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, thentake an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Torquay to Perth in 9 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Torquay to Perth is minus 2 hours. In January, Perth is somewhat warmer than Torquay - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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