36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to Devonport, Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool, Bus to Port Campbell
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Bus to Williams Esplanade at Caryota St, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Alice Springs, Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Purnululu National Park
— 1 night
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Windjana Gorge National Park
— 2 nights
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Dampier
— 2 nights
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Exmouth
— 1 night
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Perth

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Kings Park and Botanic Garden to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning site.

Athens, Greece to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Perth is 6 hours. When traveling from Athens in September, plan for slightly colder days in Perth, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Freycinet National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart online trip maker.

Fly from Perth to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park as well as Cradle Mountain. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planning website.

Take a bus from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Port Campbell

— 1 night
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Twelve Apostles. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell vacation planning tool.

Do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Port Campbell in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Penguin Parade, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip tool.

You can fly from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia and Montague Island. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Montague Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Sydney

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bondi Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and other attractions. There's more to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Brisbane

— 1 night

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Cairns

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Reef Experience and Wavelength Reef Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Wavelength Reef Cruises. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then see some colorful creatures with Reef Experience.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Cape Tribulation

— 1 night
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tony's Tropical Tours as well as Ocean Safari. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Tony's Tropical Tours and then get outside with Ocean Safari.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Uluru as well as Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 3 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ubirr, Animal Tracks Safari and Kakadu National park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You've now added Nitmiluk National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine vacation planner.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Purnululu National Park

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Purnululu National Park Walking Trails. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Purnululu National Park Walking Trails.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Purnululu National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Purnululu National Park takes 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Katherine to Purnululu National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Windjana Gorge National Park.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Windjana Gorge National Park

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Windjana Gorge National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Purnululu National Park to Windjana Gorge National Park in 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Dampier.

Things to do in Windjana Gorge National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Dampier

— 2 nights
Dampier is a major industrial port in the northwest of Western Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Murujuga National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dampier road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windjana Gorge National Park to Dampier takes 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Dampier

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Exmouth

— 1 night
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Turquoise Bay has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth travel route planner.

You can drive from Dampier to Exmouth in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
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