22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Montreal

2
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Josephine Falls and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner.

Montreal, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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 10th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
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 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then make a trip to Albany Wind Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Little Beach, then take a tour of Replica of the Brig Amity, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Albany reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

2
nights
Margaret River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip builder app .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Augusta
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Food Tours

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra.

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You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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