22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
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Brisbane
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Sydney
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Cairns

— 6 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Horseback Riding Tours, Coffee Works Port Douglas, &more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre and trek along Wrights Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 5 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Chenrezig Institute and Newstead House will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Saint Augustine's Catholic Church (in Coolangatta), Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Maleny Mountain Wines) and Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, get to know the resident critters at CC's Croc Connections, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, and take in the exciting artwork at Seaview Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce), Hawkesbury Regional Museum (in Windsor) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Sovereign Hill and Parliament House of Victoria for their historical value. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Chinese Open Monument in Ballarat, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.