22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  28​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
7
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. The adventure continues: hike along Coastal walk, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and get to know the resident critters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Port Macquarie is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Port Macquarie. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Port Macquarie: highs are around 26°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South West Rocks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Gap Park and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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 3rd (Mon): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Albany hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then revel in the low prices at Apostle Whey Cheese, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with The Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell day trip site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy some diversion at Melshell Oysters. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bicheno day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Bicheno in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Melshell Oysters
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Russell Falls and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tessellated Pavement. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Port Arthur to see Remarkable Cave about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, pick up some local products at Farm Gate Market, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Remarkable Cave, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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