22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly + bus:  24​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Cave and Cowaramup Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Jewel Cave and Mammoth Cave. When in Margaret River, make a side trip to see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River holiday website .

Nairobi, Kenya to Margaret River is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Nairobi to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Giants Cave, Cowaramup Bay
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Relax by the water at Blowhole Beach and Island Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Raptor Domain and Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island takes 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Blowhole Beach
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Burleigh Heads Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Relax by the water at Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Get outdoors at Jenolan Caves and Bondi Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Camp Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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