22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Merimbula
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

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Merimbula

Merimbula
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Merimbula trip maker tool .

Sydney to Merimbula is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Merimbula reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Merimbula

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pambula Beach
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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): browse for treasures at Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals and then kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lakes Entrance day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Lakes Entrance takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Merimbula in March, Lakes Entrance is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
Dove and Lyre ©
Dove and Lyre

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Central. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary builder .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Melbourne in 4 hours. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Visiting Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stop by With Sugar and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

Planning Port Douglas trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
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 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then explore the world behind art at The Henderson Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Port Macquarie

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 1st (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online holiday planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. In April in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

5
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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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Gannon House Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning site .

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 April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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