22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific tour planner
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Cairns — 2 nights

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 27th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary builder app.

Cork, Ireland to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Cork to Cairns. In March, Cairns is warmer than Cork - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hamilton Island.
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Hamilton Island — 2 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 29th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island and then stroll through Catseye Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 31st (Fri), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. March in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in March, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 7 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blue Mountains Biking Adventures (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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.
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