22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
Fly
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive
7
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Brisbane

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching and Beenleigh Artisan Distillery. There's lots more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, stroll around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park, go for a walk through New Farm River Walk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Eli Creek and Wanggoolba Creek.

Make your Fraser Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Cairns

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Atherton Tablelands and Barron Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Yungaburra (Platypus Viewing Platform & Cathedral Fig Tree) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs visit planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your trip

Coober Pedy

— 1 night
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Coober Pedy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You've now added Adelaide Zoo to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Botanic Garden. When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see Wirra Wirra Vineyards in McLaren Vale, approximately McLaren Vale away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, walk around Morialta Conservation Park, and take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online route planner.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Adelaide by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Coober Pedy in October, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Canberra

— 1 night

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Parliament of Australia has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and then walk around Commonwealth Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along ANZAC Parade Walk and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra online travel route planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Sydney

— 1 night

The Harbour City

On the 8th (Sat), snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker website.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.