22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Forster
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Merimbula
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h 45​min
8
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Auckland

2
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Cairns. When traveling from Auckland Central in March, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Tugun Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Bay (Jules Hunt Studio Gallery & Cape Byron Walking Track). There's still lots to do: stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Camp Cove for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Get in touch with nature at Cellito Beach and Jimmy's Beach. Visit Elizabeth Beach and Bennetts Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Forster vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Forster takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Forster: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Forster

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Elizabeth Beach, Great Lakes Museum, Cellito Beach
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. Visit Callala Beach and Greenfield Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape St George Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay online visit planner .

You can drive from Forster to Jervis Bay in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March in Jervis Bay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Merimbula.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

1
night
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. On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach, then kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and finally take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Merimbula trip builder website .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Merimbula by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Killer Whale Museum, Pambula Beach
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Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Mait's Rest and Loch Ard Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Campbell National Park and Twelve Apostles. Step out of Apollo Bay with an excursion to Johanna Beach in Johanna--about 48 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Apollo Bay day trip planner .

Getting from Merimbula to Apollo Bay by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles, Johanna Beach
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

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