22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— Few hours

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit warmer, around 14°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Jewish Holocaust Centre
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa online trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 11th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek, contemplate the waterfront views at Boomanjin lake, then explore the activities along Eli Creek, and finally step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Waddy Point ©
Waddy Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, then test your team's savvy at Escape CQ, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach holiday planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Grotty Yachty Clothing ©
Grotty Yachty Clothing

1
night
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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker tool.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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