21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h
7
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Safaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder app .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Valley of the Winds and Uluru. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the masterpieces at The Slim Dusty Centre, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and finally take a peaceful walk through Old Bottlebutt.

Plan trip to Port Macquarie with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Macquarie takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Bottlebutt, The Slim Dusty Centre
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay. Get some cultural insight at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Ross Female Factory. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Tasmanian Wool Centre. in Ross, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coles Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Ross, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Visit Cape Raoul and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maria Island National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Gibsons Steps and Triplet Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Childer's Cove and Port Campbell National Park. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to The Redwoods in Beech Forest, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with The Arch, identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Childer's Cove, Twelve Apostles
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Step out of the city life by going to Sugarloaf Rock and Surfers Point. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Boranup Karri Forest (in Australia Plains), Beedelup National Park (in Pemberton) and Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, and steep yourself in history at Water wheel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River online travel route planner .

Getting from Port Campbell to Margaret River by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 17 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Port Campbell to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Augusta, Dunsborough, Boranup Karri Forest, Beedelup National Park, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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