22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h
3
Ventnor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
8
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
10
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
11
Broome
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
12
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
14
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
15
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
16
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
17
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
18
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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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 26th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Axxe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally get your game on at Breakr.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Canberra is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Canberra hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Fun & Games
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Hobart

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 28th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hobart when traveling from Canberra in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, don't miss a visit to SS Speke Shipwreck, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ventnor trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hobart to Ventnor with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ventnor

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
SS Speke Shipwreck ©
SS Speke Shipwreck

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Ventnor to Melbourne in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sat), go deep underground at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide online route planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. July in Adelaide sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd ©
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 24°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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Perth

Perth ©
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 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Perth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, Perth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, admire the natural beauty at Margaret River Organic Garden, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Margaret River Organic Garden ©
Margaret River Organic Garden

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through The Basin, head outdoors with Little Armstrong Bay, and then contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Margaret River to Rottnest Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. July in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay
Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery

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Broome

Broome ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Uniquely Broome, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Broome online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Rottnest Island to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Rottnest Island in July, you will find days in Broome are much warmer (35°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Uniquely Broome ©
Uniquely Broome

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 9th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then explore the striking landscape at Bilkbilkmi - Graveside Gorge, and finally trek along Yurmikmik Walks.

Plan a trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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Darwin

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.
On the 11th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Darwin fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and finally don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, then explore the galleries of Into The Blue Gallery, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Into The Blue Gallery ©
Into The Blue Gallery

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 15th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary website.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Hervey Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Le Petit Chocolatier ©
Le Petit Chocolatier

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 17th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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