22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Broome
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland Central

3
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in February, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

Find out how to plan Canberra trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth tour planner .

Getting from Canberra to Perth by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth. Traveling from Canberra in February, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome online day trip planner .

Getting from Perth to Broome by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in March, expect Broome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Mon), cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Torquay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Torquay. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Broome in March: highs in Torquay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip website .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

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

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 14th (Thu), play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island road trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Golf Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
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 15th (Fri): let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands and then take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planner .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in March since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 23°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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