22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly + bus:  34​h
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Cork

1
night
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 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, then explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty, and finally Head underground at Lake Cave. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, stop by Treeton Fine Wood Studio, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Margaret River road trip planning app .

Cork, Ireland to Margaret River is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Cork to Margaret River, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Treeton Fine Wood Studio, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

2
nights
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.
Visiting Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Historical Museum and Catholic Diocese of Broome. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, look for gifts at The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Broome driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Broome, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Visiting Territory Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's more to do: stop by Viva La Body and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Darwin day trip planning site .

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin. Traveling from Broome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and then experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Darwin in July since evenings lows in Katherine dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Helicopter Tours
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Step out of the city life by going to Walking tours and Emily Gap. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, stroll through Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner .

Getting from Katherine to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in July, things will get slightly colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park ©

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like With Sugar and Ngarru Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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