22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forbes
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Buller
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 7 nights

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Cairns — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as well as Kuranda Scenic Railway. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairns. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach and Warner Bros. Movie World. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (UQ Lakes, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, walk around Harley Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Sawadee Thai Massage Surfers Paradise.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Sydney — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Craft Nsw Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Forbes.
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Forbes — 1 night

Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Forbes trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Forbes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Mount Buller.
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Mount Buller — 1 night

Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Mt Buller.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Buller visit planner.

You can drive from Forbes to Mount Buller in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Healesville Sanctuary, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, DFO South Wharf, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

Drive from Mount Buller to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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