21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  8​h 15​min
8
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Lorne
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
10
Warrnambool
— 1 day
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
11
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Bad Bentheim

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland Central to Cairns, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planning tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Daydream Island online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape Tribulation to Daydream Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Daydream Island to Airlie Beach. In March, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online holiday maker .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane holiday planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens, then kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum. On the next day, kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Torquay fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Brisbane to Torquay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in March, with highs in Torquay at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Geelong
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway, don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lorne day trip planning site .

Drive from Torquay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Lorne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Split Point Lighthouse
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

1
day
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Warrnambool Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, then get a taste of the local shopping with Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Allansford Cheese World and Museum
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Warrnambool Art Gallery ©
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Allansford Cheese World and Museum ©

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yulara
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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