22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24 h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
7
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  24 h
End: London

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the landmark architecture of Olympia Milk Bar, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Whitsunday Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
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 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Victoria Bridge Abutment. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then stroll through Moffat Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whitsunday Island in August: highs in Brisbane hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Noosa day trip planning website .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Cape Byron Walking Track. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Pass and Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Pulpit Rock Lookout and Blackheath Golf Club. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, stroll through The Giant Stairway, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, and play a few rounds at Wentworth Falls Country Club.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Byron Bay to Katoomba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Blackheath Golf Club, Megalong Creek Estate
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online attractions planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in August since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites
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Madame Tussauds Sydney ©
Madame Tussauds Sydney
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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