22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Indianapolis


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1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Laneways. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Indianapolis, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in March, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Laneways ©
Melbourne Laneways

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 19th (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 95°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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 21st (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planning app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 23rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation visit website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

Make your Lord Howe Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of ferry, car, shuttle, and flight from Cape Tribulation to Lord Howe Island in 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday website .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then take a stroll through North Hobart. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Hobart at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes, and then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Platypus House, Barnbougle Dunes
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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