22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Get outdoors at Valley of the Winds and Uluru. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Douglas in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Mait's Rest and London Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Gibsons Steps and Port Campbell National Park. Step out of Port Campbell to go to Weeaproinah and see Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Twelve Apostles.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Twelve Apostles, Mait's Rest, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stokes Beach and Flinders Chase National Park. Visiting Admirals Arch and Seal Bay Conservation Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little Beach and Greens Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Cosy Corner Beach and Torndirrup National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ellen Cove Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany travel planner .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Greens Pool, Cosy Corner Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Get outdoors at Canal Rocks and Lake Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Surfers Point, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

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