43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary builder

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Drive
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Balranald
— 1 night
Drive
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Tamworth
— 3 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 6 nights
Bus to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Bundaberg
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Bundaberg
— 5 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 6 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 9 nights
Drive
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Normanton
— 1 night
Drive
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Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive
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Darwin
— 7 nights
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Balranald

— 1 night
Balranald is a town and local government area (see Balranald Shire) in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mungo National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Balranald online road trip planner.

Adelaide to Balranald is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Balranald. You'll set off for Tamworth on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Balranald

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Tamworth

— 3 nights
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamworth: Walcha (Apsley Falls & Walcha's Open Air Gallery of sculptures and artworks). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Oxley Scenic Lookout, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tamworth Mountain Bike Park, walk around Tamworth Regional Playground, and see the interesting displays at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tamworth trip builder site.

Drive from Balranald to Tamworth in 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Byron Bay

— 6 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, stroll through Belongil Beach, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Tamworth to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tamworth in June, with highs in Byron Bay at 24°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Bundaberg

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bundaberg: Childers (Brierley Wines, Old Pharmacy Museum, &more) and Maryborough (Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, Whistle Stop Rail Museum, &more).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bundaberg trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Byron Bay to Bundaberg by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in June, Bundaberg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Museums · Outdoors · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Airlie Beach

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bowen (Grays Bay & Horseshoe Bay) and Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Art Gallery, Hamilton Island Marina, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, and take a tour of Whitsunday Passage.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bundaberg in June, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 5:

Cairns

— 9 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Trinity Beach, don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Normanton.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 14:

Normanton

— 1 night
Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park, then don't miss a visit to Krys the Crocodile, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bynoe Arts Centre.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Normanton online vacation planner.

Getting from Cairns to Normanton by car takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Normanton are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Normanton

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Mataranka

— 1 night
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs. Keep things going the next day: walk around Elsey National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elsey Cemetery National Reserve.

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

Traveling by car from Normanton to Mataranka takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Normanton to Mataranka due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Darwin

— 7 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Territory Wildlife Park in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, join the crowd at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip planner.

You can drive from Mataranka to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 24:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.