36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 1 night
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Wollongong
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Newcastle
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Broome
— 1 night

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Perth

Perth ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Brigid's Church and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Perth: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Whipper Snapper Distillery ©
Whipper Snapper Distillery

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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 4th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary site.

Fly from Perth to Kangaroo Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Off-Road Tours
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

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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 next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Torquay itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Torquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Spas
Split Point Lighthouse ©
Split Point Lighthouse

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Melbourne

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Canberra

Canberra ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally test your team's savvy at Riddle Room.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Riddle Room ©
Riddle Room
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse and then get great views at Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Wollongong journey planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Wollongong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in August; daily highs in Wollongong reach 21°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planner.

Getting from Wollongong to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Miss Porter's House, take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Shepherds Hill Fort, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with CoastXP. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Hanging Tree Wines, enjoy unforgettable views with Beyond Ballooning, then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally indulge your taste buds at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours.

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

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Newcastle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Beyond Ballooning ©
Beyond Ballooning
CoastXP ©
CoastXP

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Byron Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Craig Parry Photography ©
Craig Parry Photography

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane visit planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina. On the next day, get outside with Jetryder, then stroll through Catseye Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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Cairns

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 Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Terra Nova Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally make a trip to Uluru. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then go for a walk through Mala Walk.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, get a new perspective on things with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, and get great views at Mirray Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) vacation website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour ©
Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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Darwin

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Mason Gallery, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip planning site.

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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Broome

Broome ©

Yawuru Country

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 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Roebuck Bay Lookout.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Broome online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Darwin in September since evenings lows in Broome dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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