22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Hobart
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Glasgow

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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Glasgow, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Cairns is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Glasgow in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge 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.
On the 28th (Tue), get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Visiting Bondi Beach and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then explore the world behind art at GOMA.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Cooks Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Hobart in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Cooks Beach
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell tour website .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Wise Wine. You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Point and Smiths Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). The adventure continues: Head underground at Lake Cave, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and stroll through Cowaramup Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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