36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Kununurra
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Daly Waters
— 1 night
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
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Croydon
— 1 night
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Mission Beach
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Daintree
— 2 nights
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Miallo
— 1 night
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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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Port Augusta
— 2 nights
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Mildura
— 2 nights
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Nicholson
— 2 nights
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Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
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Kununurra

— 2 nights
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River and then explore the striking landscape of Mirima National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ivanhoe Crossing, then browse the exhibits of Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kununurra journey planner.

Sydney to Kununurra is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Kununurra: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Kununurra

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air, stroll around Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, take in the exciting artwork at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then take a pleasant ride with Katherine Outback Experience, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Katherine sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kununurra to Katherine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Daly Waters.

Things to do in Katherine

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Daly Waters

— 1 night
Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Daly Waters route planner.

You can drive from Katherine to Daly Waters in 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Daly Waters

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Tennant Creek

— 1 night
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tennant Creek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Daly Waters to Tennant Creek by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Croydon.
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Croydon

— 1 night
Croydon is a town and locality within the Shire of Croydon in Queensland, Australia. On the 26th (Sat), get your bearings at Croydon Historic Precinct & True Blue Visitor Information Centre.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Croydon online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Croydon takes 13 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Tennant Creek to Croydon due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Croydon

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Mission Beach

— 3 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mission Beach: Australian Sugar Industry Museum (in Mourilyan), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Douglas). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island, browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, and stroll around Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park.

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Drive from Croydon to Mission Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Cairns

— 5 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 Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Port Douglas Court House Museum, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Cape Tribulation

— 3 nights
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Daintree Discovery Centre). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Daintree

— 2 nights
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, then make a trip to Elizas Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally play a few rounds at Mossman Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Daintree road trip website.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Daintree in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miallo.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Miallo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk and then take in nature's colorful creations at Whyanbeel Arboretum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Miallo trip builder website.

Miallo is very close to Daintree. October in Miallo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Miallo

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Alice Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, then head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talapi.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Miallo to Alice Springs in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Miallo to Alice Springs, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miallo in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Coober Pedy

— 2 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 16th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Keep things going the next day: stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy road trip tool.

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Coober Pedy in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Port Augusta

— 2 nights
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Warren Gorge, then stroll around Argadelles, and then get great views at Water Tower Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and then make a trip to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Port Augusta route planner.

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coober Pedy in October; daily highs in Port Augusta reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Mildura

— 2 nights
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): walk around Kings Billabong Park, examine the collection at Mildura Holden Motor Museum, then experience rural life at Orange World, and finally make a trip to Lock 11. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): get your game on at Woodsies Gem Shop and then learn about all things military at RAAF Memorial & Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mildura trip tool.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Mildura takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Augusta to Mildura is 0.5 hours. In October in Mildura, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Nicholson.

Things to do in Mildura

Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Nicholson

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Mitchell River Silt Jetties. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Raymond Island and then explore the striking landscape of The Lakes National Park.

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

Getting from Mildura to Nicholson by car takes about 9.5 hours. Traveling from Mildura in October, expect nights in Nicholson to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Nicholson

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Wagga Wagga

— 1 night
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Project Paintball Wagga, take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, and then hunt for treasures at River & Wren Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wagga Wagga day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nicholson to Wagga Wagga takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Nicholson in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Wagga Wagga, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Daintree Region travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.