22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Perth, Bus to Margaret River
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Lyon

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Berry Springs Nature Park and Offroad Dreaming. Explore hidden gems such as Magnetic Termite Mounds and Parliament House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls & Wangi Falls). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

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Lyon, France to Darwin is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 8.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Nourlangie Rock and Mamukala Billabong. Step off the beaten path and head to Jim Jim Falls and Bardedjilidji Walk. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, hike along Gubara, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning website.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Katherine

— 2 nights
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 leave for Cairns on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Golf

Cairns

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crystal Cascades and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Pacific Watersports about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll through Ellis Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planning tool.

Fly from Katherine to Cairns in 13 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 a bit cooler 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) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
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 : Deep Pilates 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 fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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 4.5 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 · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naturaliste Charters and Margaret River Mouth Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Yallingup Beach and Redgate Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, Sugarloaf Rock, &more) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Gnarabup Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River travel route website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.