22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Cairns, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Tea, &more) and Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation road trip planner.

Sydney to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cape Tribulation: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along The Blue Arrow Circuit, admire all the interesting features of Earl Hill, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Macalister Brewing Company.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour builder site.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stop by The Rocks.

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You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (Nepalese Pagoda, South Bank Parklands, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, laugh and play at Infinity Attraction, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Cairns Region travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · Hiking Trails
An area defined by its close relationship with the ocean and its focus on the beach-going lifestyle, Cairns Region has a picture-postcard aesthetic that combines favorably with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. A relative small slither of land--4,135 sq km (1,597 sq mi)--the region nevertheless boasts a large number of attractive beaches, coastal enclaves, scenic towns, and close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. The region revolves around the economic prosperity of its immaculate capital, the city of Cairns.