36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Esperance
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Perth
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Carnarvon
— 2 nights
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Broome
— 2 nights
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Kununurra
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Wagga Wagga
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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In August in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Beer Tastings & Tours
Australian Centre for the Moving Image ©
Australian Centre for the Moving Image

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Henley Beach and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get great views at Mount Lofty Summit, and see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, stroll through Cape Le Grand National Park, and then make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, then cruise along Great Ocean Drive, and finally stroll around Esperance Foreshore.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Esperance route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Esperance takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Esperance. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Scitech, then take in the waterfront at South Perth Foreshore, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lotterywest Federation Walkway. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Perth are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Perth

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Scitech ©
Scitech
Lotterywest Federation Walkway ©
Lotterywest Federation Walkway

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Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, join the crowd at Carnarvon Speedway, and then don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carnarvon travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Carnarvon. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Carnarvon hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Broome.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum
Carnarvon Blowholes ©
Carnarvon Blowholes
One Mile Jetty ©
One Mile Jetty

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Broome Factory, then explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Cable Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Chinese Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carnarvon to Broome. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carnarvon in September; daily highs in Broome reach 38°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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Kununurra

A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Marlgu Billabong, then take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge, and then look for gifts at Zebra Rock Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kununurra travel route planner.

You can fly from Broome to Kununurra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Broome in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kununurra: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Kununurra

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Marlgu Billabong ©
Marlgu Billabong
Zebra Rock Gallery ©
Zebra Rock Gallery

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to East Point Reserve and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Crazy Acres in Berry Springs, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip builder website.

Getting from Kununurra to Darwin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Kununurra in September, you will find days in Darwin are little chillier (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Parliament House ©
Parliament House

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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, then trot along with Katherine Outback Experience, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs.

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

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in September, expect nights in Katherine to be little chillier, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Helicopter Tours

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Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Monica's Cathedral and Anzac Park. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Wrights Lookout, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Katherine to Cairns in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Katherine in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burleigh Head National Park and Robina Town Centre. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Infinity Attraction in Surfers Paradise, approximately Surfers Paradise away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Brisbane planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, Byron Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
The Byron Bay Book Exchange ©
The Byron Bay Book Exchange

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sydney Jewish Museum and Everglades Historic House and Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Leura Cascades (in Leura) and Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & The Road Builders Memorial). There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, browse the collection at State Library of New South Wales, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Sydney Jewish Museum ©
Sydney Jewish Museum
State Library of New South Wales ©
State Library of New South Wales

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): have fun and explore at Old Parliament House, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and then trek along ANZAC Parade Walk. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Canberra reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Riverina, get lost in a book at Wagga Wagga City Library, then make a trip to National Art Glass Gallery, and finally walk around Victory Memorial Gardens. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Jump'n'Putt, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens, and then explore the activities along Wollundry Lagoon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wagga Wagga trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Wagga Wagga by car takes about 3 hours. September in Wagga Wagga sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wollundry Lagoon ©
Wollundry Lagoon
National Art Glass Gallery ©
National Art Glass Gallery
Museum of the Riverina ©
Museum of the Riverina

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