22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Canberra
— 1 night
Fly
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Hobart
— 1 night
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Ventnor
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Ventnor
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Stop 9A Hamra Dr - South side
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Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Perth
— 1 night
Drive
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Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive to Hillarys Boat Harbour, Ferry to Rottnest Island
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Rottnest Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Fremantle Stn Platform 2, Train to Elizabeth Quay Bus Stn Stand D6, Bus to Snook Rd Before Ross Dr, Foot to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 1 night
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive
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Darwin
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Axxe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally get your game on at Breakr.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Canberra is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Canberra hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Fun & Games

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Hobart

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.
On the 28th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hobart when traveling from Canberra in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Ventnor

Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, don't miss a visit to SS Speke Shipwreck, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ventnor trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hobart to Ventnor with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ventnor

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

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

You can drive from Ventnor to Melbourne in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sat), go deep underground at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide online route planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. July in Adelaide sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, Perth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, admire the natural beauty at Margaret River Organic Garden, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through The Basin, head outdoors with Little Armstrong Bay, and then contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Margaret River to Rottnest Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. July in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

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Broome

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Uniquely Broome, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Broome online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, train, bus, and flight from Rottnest Island to Broome takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Rottnest Island in July, you will find days in Broome are much warmer (35°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 9th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maguk Gorge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Darwin fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and finally make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Airlie Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, then explore the galleries of Into The Blue Gallery, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 15th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary website.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Hervey Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

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Fraser Island

On the 17th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Phillip Island travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Islands · Zoos
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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Fraser Coast travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Bodies of Water · Biking Trails
A thickly vegetated region of creeks, beaches, and pastureland, Fraser Coast sits just 250 km (160 mi) north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. The region encompasses the cities of Maryborough and Hervey Bay as well as Fraser Island. This spectacularly beautiful, heritage-listed island features rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, swamps, and dunes.