22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Perth
— 1 day
Drive
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Broome
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Broome
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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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 13th (Sun): get great views at Elizabeth Quay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Perth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Caves Road and Jewel Cave. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River itinerary builder.

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Broome Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and finally get great views at The Roebuck Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Broome day trip app.

Getting from Margaret River to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Offroad Dreaming and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Lameroo Beach and Crocosaurus Cove. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Darwin online attractions planner.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Broome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef and then get some thrills on the water with Reef Sprinter. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Darwin to Port Douglas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Darwin in September; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Michaelmas Cay and Billy Tea Safaris. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns journey site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then surround yourself with nature on Turtle Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

2
nights
Gold Coast

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.
On the 1st (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park. On the next day, gain a rich perspective with Tropical Fruit World, then stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary builder site.

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. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gold Coast, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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