22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 1 day
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights

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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 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

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Elizabeth Quay ©
Elizabeth Quay

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Caves Road. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Lake Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Margaret River visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Meelup Beach, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
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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.
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 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
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

3
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Darwin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Offroad Dreaming and Wave Lagoon. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Lameroo Beach. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Broome in September since evenings lows in Darwin dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Offroad Dreaming ©
Offroad Dreaming
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lameroo Beach ©
Lameroo Beach

2
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Port Douglas

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 · Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Reef Sprinter ©
Reef Sprinter

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Michaelmas Cay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Billy Tea Safaris and Jaques Coffee Plantation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Billy Tea Safaris ©
Billy Tea Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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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.
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 · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Spas

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nights
Gold Coast

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, look for all kinds of wild species at 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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching ©
Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

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