22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Winnipeg

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mooloolaba Beach and Museum of Brisbane. You'll get in some beach time at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba) and Bribie Island Community Arts Centre (in Banksia Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum.

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Winnipeg, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Brisbane. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Bribie Island Community Arts Centre
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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 Opera House and Hyde Park Barracks Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and stroll through Clovelly Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Step out of Hobart to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Tessellated Pavement, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary site .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Tessellated Pavement, The Neck, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and ArtVo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Brighton Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Leo Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

William Ricketts Sanctuary, St. Kilda Beach, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Point Leo Beach
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Agincourt Reef. Appreciate the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and The Crystal Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Opal Reef (in Port Douglas) and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Crystal Caves, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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