38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Fremantle
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Albany
— 4 nights
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Coral Bay
— 1 night
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Kalbarri
— 2 nights
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Denham
— 2 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights

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Adelaide

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 1st (Fri), make a trip to Adelaide Oval, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, then discover the deep blue sea with Diving Adelaide, then take a stroll through North Terrace, and finally hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, then get your bearings at State Library of South Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Adelaide International Airport. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Diving Adelaide ©
Diving Adelaide
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Get in touch with nature at Rivergods Kayak Adventures - Day Tours and Matilda Bay Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and The Nostalgia Box Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Rockingham (Rockingham Beach & Point Peron) and Trigg (Mettam's Pool & Trigg Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach, don't miss a visit to Leighton Battery Guns, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, and kick back and relax at South Beach Recreation Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fremantle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Fremantle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide to Fremantle, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fremantle, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral

3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hamelin Bay and Surfers Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Giants Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup), Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste) and Dunsborough Jetski Tours (in Dunsborough). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, stroll through Gnarabup Beach, hike along Redgate Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave

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Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Visit Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum for their historical value. Western Australian Museum - Albany and Old Farm, Strawberry Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Porongurup National Park (Balancing Rock & Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock) and Denmark (Denmark Thrills Adventure Park, Ocean Beach, &more). There's much more to do: push the limits with Southern Ocean Sailing, learn about winemaking at Oranje Tractor Wine, don't miss a visit to Mt Melville Lookout, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albany online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock ©
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

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Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Anything & Everything Esperance, make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, stroll through Salmon Beach, then kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, then trek along Rotary Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Blue Haven Beach, kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon, then steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and finally kick back and relax at Bandy Creek.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance travel route planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): paddle through the water with Ningaloo Kayak Adventures, kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coral Bay trip maker site.

You can fly from Esperance to Coral Bay in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Ningaloo Kayak Adventures ©
Ningaloo Kayak Adventures
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
The Coral Bay Shark Nursery ©
The Coral Bay Shark Nursery

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Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Gorge, explore the striking landscape of Ross Graham Lookout, take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through Pot Alley Beach, and finally trek along Mushroom Rock Walk Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with Kalbarri Abseil, then identify plant and animal life at Blue Holes, then identify plant and animal life at Zuytdorp Cliffs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinaman's Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kalbarri road trip planner.

You can drive from Coral Bay to Kalbarri in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kalbarri Abseil ©
Kalbarri Abseil
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach

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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): gain insight with Shark Bay 4WD and then meet some fierce fish with Shark Bay Dive & Marine Safaris. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Little Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark Bay, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denham tour planner.

Getting from Kalbarri to Denham by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Bay Dive & Marine Safaris ©
Shark Bay Dive & Marine Safaris
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Little Lagoon ©
Little Lagoon

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Broome Bird Observatory. Japanese Cemetery and Broome Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Short St Gallery, browse the exhibits of Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Broome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denham to Broome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

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Darwin

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 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Star Village. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planning site.

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral ©

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 25th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Arnhem Land Escarpment, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, then add some adventure to your tour with Gecko Canoeing & Trekking, then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air, then don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, then see the interesting displays at Pine Creek Museum, and finally walk around Copperfield Dam Park Area.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine day trip website.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pine Creek Museum ©
Pine Creek Museum
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft ©
MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, learn more about the world around you at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, then examine the collection at The Residency, then see the interesting displays at Adelaide House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala Walk and Field of Light. Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 99°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): tee off at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, then look for gifts at Opalios, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Big Miner.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in February, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Little Sahara. Get in touch with nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours and Stokes Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, shop like a local with Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours
Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures ©
Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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