38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  20​h
1
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Hastings Street. Step out of Noosa with an excursion to Mooloolaba Beach in Mooloolaba--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa road trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Noosa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Noosa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Original Eumundi Markets, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Wild Island Tasmania, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Hobart in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Let the collections at National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as National Portrait Gallery and Wee Jasper Reserves. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canberra planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Hobart in May, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Wee Jasper Reserves
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Make your Sydney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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 5th (Tue), look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Airlie Beach reach 26°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Colour Me Crazy
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Colour Me Crazy ©
Colour Me Crazy

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas and then get a taste of the local shopping with Des Spencer Galleries.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions 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. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

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 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Iranti Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

Make your Alice Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: highs in Alice Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Mukau Giftware & Gallery. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Jahroc Galleries, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, then get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Chocolate Company, and finally meet the residents at Busselton Jetty.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Surfers Point, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Mukau Giftware & Gallery, Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

4
nights
Broome

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Let the collections at Broome Historical Museum and Short St Gallery capture your imagination. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Broome travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Darwin

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip builder app .

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Broome in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Darwin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Speed Boats Tours

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Herberton, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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