22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Grafton
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Koala Conservation Centre and St. Kilda Beach. Visit Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Panorama Garden Estate, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Koala Conservation Centre
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at South Australian Museum and Adelaide Oval. Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Gallery of South Australia and Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grafton.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrickalinga Beach, The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

6
nights
Grafton

Grafton ©
The city of Grafton is the seat of Local Government, the Federal and State Government administrative centre, and the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. Visit Bundjalung National Park and Pippi Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Clarence River Lighthouse and Christ Church Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Grafton side-trips: New Italy (in Woodburn), Spooky Beach (in Angourie) and Yamba (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Main Beach Yamba, & more). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Washpool National Park. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Coldstream Gallery, browse the exhibits of Witzig Gallery, and learn about all things military at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grafton trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Adelaide to Grafton. December in Grafton sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Grafton

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yamba, Evans Head, Witzig Gallery, New Italy, Spooky Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Coldstream Gallery ©
Coldstream Gallery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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