43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
8
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
9
Margaret River
— 3 nights
10
Albany
— 4 nights
11
Broome
— 2 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Litchfield National Park and Darwin Aviation Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Darwin: Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and contemplate the long history of Star Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip planner.

London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Darwin is 9.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Darwin at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Batchelor, Territory Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. The adventure continues: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday planner.

Fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas. Traveling from Darwin in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Spas
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Josephine Falls and The Crystal Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mareeba, The Crystal Caves, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Spy & Camera Museum
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peregian Beach and Noosa Farmers Market. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get great views at Laguna Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Weyba, and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Coolum Beach
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Spas
Noosa Farmers Market ©
Noosa Farmers Market

4
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nan Tien Temple and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step off the beaten path and head to Hyde Park and Kiama Blowhole. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Echo Point Lookout), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Kiama Blowhole, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Richmond Gaol and Lark Distillery. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at ArtVo and National Wool Museum. Relax by the water at Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Bendigo (Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo Art Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through Degraves Street, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and get lost in a book at State Library Victoria.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bendigo, Geelong, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum

4
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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 Raptor Domain and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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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.
Relax by the water at Margaret River Mouth Beach and Redgate Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Gnarabup Beach and Cape Mentelle Wines. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, shop like a local with JahRoc Galleries, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River by flight takes about 25 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Redgate Wines, Carpe Diem Vineyards, Cape Grace Wines, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cape Mentelle Wines ©
Cape Mentelle Wines

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Princess Royal Fortress and Castelli Cellar Door. Venture out of the city with trips to Plantagenet Wines (in Mount Barker), Denmark (Shelley Beach, The Lake House Winery Denmark, &more) and Ironwood Estate Wines (in Porongurup). And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Replica of the Brig Amity, don't miss a visit to Castle Rock, examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany, and get great views at Convoy Lookout.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denmark, Castle Rock, Plantagenet Wines, Ironwood Estate Wines
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Singlefile Wines ©
Singlefile Wines
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), stroll through Roebuck Bay, thenstroll through Reddell Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Short St Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner.

You can fly from Albany to Broome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Albany in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
SSJG Heritage Centre Broome ©
SSJG Heritage Centre Broome
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach

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