22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  30​h
1
Noosa
— 1 night
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  9​h
2
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Mossman
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, then take a stroll through Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner .

Kalamazoo, USA to Noosa is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Noosa due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Broome online journey builder .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tugun Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Gold Coast in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Broome in September, with highs in Gold Coast at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Sydney by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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 21st (Sat): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Birdworld Kuranda in Kuranda--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: stroll through Ellis Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Ellis Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mossman online trip builder .

You can drive from Cairns to Mossman in 1.5 hours. In September in Mossman, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mossman

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling

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