37 days in Australia Itinerary

37 days in Australia Itinerary

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37 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
3
Darwin
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Townsville
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
9
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
10
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
11
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Bird Observatory and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome trip itinerary maker app .

Brisbane to Broome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Broome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Mandu Mandu Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Muiron Islands.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth day trip site .

Getting from Broome to Exmouth by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broome in July, expect Exmouth to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at East Point Reserve and Speed Boats Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Litchfield National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Darwin itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Exmouth to Darwin in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exmouth to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In August, Darwin is somewhat warmer than Exmouth - with highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): head off the coast to Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Townsville itinerary website .

Getting from Darwin to Townsville by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Darwin in August: high temperatures in Townsville hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Townsville in August, you will find days in Airlie Beach are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, get outside with Horses in Port, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in August: highs in Port Douglas hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island holiday planning tool .

Getting from Alice Springs to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 28th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek, admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck, and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and car from Kangaroo Island to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Noosa on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa road trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Mount Ninderry
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Mount Ninderry ©
Mount Ninderry

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