22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Bunbury
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne

— 2 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 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planning website.

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Exmouth

— 2 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look and learn at The Mobile Observatory - Exmouth, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Ross Street Mall Shopping Centre Exmouth and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Exmouth in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Exmouth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Exmouth at 43°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Esperance

— 2 nights
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, stroll through Twilight Bay, then admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Drive, and finally kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance day trip planning app.

Getting from Exmouth to Esperance by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Exmouth in March, expect nights in Esperance to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Albany

— 2 nights
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, make a trip to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and finally appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks, kick back and relax at Greens Pool, and then learn about winemaking at Oranje Tractor Wine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albany sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Bunbury

— 2 nights
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
On the 15th (Mon), indulge your senses at Margaret River Unplugged and then enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, then get up close to creatures of the deep with All Sea Charters, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Odyssey Float Studio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bunbury attractions website.

Traveling by car from Albany to Bunbury takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Bunbury

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, then make a trip to Spanda, and finally walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bunbury to Perth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Perth are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, trek along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

To plan Port Douglas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Cairns

— 1 night

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 23rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday app.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

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.