22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Fly
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
7
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
8
Broome
— 3 nights
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Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Territory Wildlife Park and Lameroo Beach. Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin tour planner.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 9.5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Darwin at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Horses in Port, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Darwin to Port Douglas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Darwin in October, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Visiting Billy Tea Safaris and Atherton Tablelands will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Malanda Falls (in Malanda) and Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa). Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Whales In Paradise.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in October since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planning app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Hobart in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Hobart is little chillier than Gold Coast - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Margaret River

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Ngilgi Cave and Caves Road. When in Margaret River, make a side trip to see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, approximately Augusta away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

Make your Margaret River itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Hobart to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Broome

— 3 nights

Yawuru Country

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Broome tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. November in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.