22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  26 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Maleny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  7 h 45 min
11
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
12
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, and finally kick back and relax at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route builder site.

Birmingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mission Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery, and finally make a trip to Golden Gumboot.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mission Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cairns to Mission Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Wineries Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden Gumboot, Murdering Point Winery
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Skydiving
Murdering Point Winery ©
Murdering Point Winery

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, then steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, and finally go for a walk through Castle Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Townsville online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Townsville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Heart Reef, explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach vacation maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in June, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

1
night
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 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Old Government House, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in June since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Old Government House ©
Old Government House

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay road trip planning tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Spas
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Spas

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nights
Gold Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally stroll through Burleigh Head National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Tugun Beach.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Montville Art Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleny trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Maleny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Maleny sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Montville, Spas
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Spas

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 14th (Sun), gear up at Underground Surf, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, then trot along with Noosa Horses, and finally kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Noosa Horses
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa Horses ©
Noosa Horses

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Agnes Water

Agnes Water ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary, then go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Agnes Water trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Agnes Water takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Agnes Water can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Joseph Banks Regional Park
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Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Fraser Island Great Walk and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Agnes Water to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Agnes Water in June, Fraser Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Macquarie Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney visit app.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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