22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  23​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h
3
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
4
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Darwin
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Calgary


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.
On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planner .

Calgary, Canada to Hobart is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Hobart is 17 hours. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Shene Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Gaol
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 4th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Silverton Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, explore the world behind art at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Whites Minerals and Mining Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist.

Make your Broken Hill itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Broken Hill takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In September in Broken Hill, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton Gaol Museum
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner.

Getting from Broken Hill to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, McLeod Creek Wines, Cowaramup Bay
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Broome vacation maker .

Getting from Margaret River to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
day
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 12th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and then see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Darwin road trip planning site .

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Broome in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Outdoors Tours
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hike along Katherine Gorge, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip tool .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Darwin in September: highs in Katherine hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Helicopter Tours
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

1
night
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 15th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Katherine to Port Douglas in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Katherine in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Photography Tours
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Photography Tours
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
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.
Visiting Wooroonooran National Park and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wooroonooran National Park, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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