22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Port Douglas is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in March; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Cairns

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 12th (Sat), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then walk around Roma Street Parkland. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning app.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

Melbourne

— 4 nights

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.
Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:

Perth

— 2 nights

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 25th (Fri): stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth vacation planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get a bit cooler in Perth: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.