22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights

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Darwin

Darwin ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mindil Beach and Florence Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Magnetic Termite Mounds and Wangi Falls. There's lots more to do: see Offroad Dreaming, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and make a trip to Parliament House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip builder website.

Lyon, France to Darwin is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually an 8.5 hour difference. July in Darwin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
Florence Falls
4.8
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Wangi Falls
4.7

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Jim Jim Falls and Anbangbang Billabong. Step off the beaten path and head to Cahills Crossing and Bardedjilidji Walk. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gubara, take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment, and admire the sheer force of Twin Falls.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Must see
Jim Jim Falls
4.5

2
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then tee off at Katherine Country Club, and finally contemplate the long history of Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine trip maker site.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Cairns

Cairns ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Cascades and Red Arrow Walk. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Off-Road Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Pacific Watersports about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Cairns takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katherine in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Must see
Red Arrow Walk
4.6
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pacific Watersports
5.0
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.9

2
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Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, fly like a bird with Uplift Watersports, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Must see
Opal Reef
4.7
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Uplift Watersports
4.9
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Safaris
4.9

3
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then go for a walk through Mala Walk, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Kuniya Walk
4.8
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Must see
Uluru
4.6
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Must see
Walpa Gorge
4.4

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naturaliste Charters and Sugarloaf Rock. You'll get in some beach time at Margaret River Mouth Beach and Yallingup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails & Bunker Bay) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, stroll through Surfers Point, and hike along Redgate Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River route app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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