38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Nulkaba
— 1 night
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights
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Sydney — 7 nights

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wentworth Falls Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Narrabeen Lagoon State Park (in Narrabeen), Leura (Saint Bonaventure's Church & Leura Cascades) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney planning website.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nulkaba.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 7:

Nulkaba — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Carillion Wines, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hunter Valley Zoo, then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally see the interesting displays at Monarchs in the Hunter.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nulkaba planner.

Drive from Sydney to Nulkaba in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nulkaba, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 2 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mutton Bird Island Lookout. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore South Solitary Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Korora Lookout, and then make a trip to Sealy Lookout.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nulkaba to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. August in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Byron Bay.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Byron Bay — 3 nights

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 11th (Wed): trek along Cape Byron Walking Track and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arakwal National Park. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Gold Coast — 3 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Kingscliff and see Watersports Guru, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Kurrawa Beach, and make a trip to Purling Brook Falls.

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You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peregian Beach and Laguna Lookout. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolum Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weyba.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Noosa day trip planning site.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Gold Coast — 2 nights

On the 20th (Fri), stroll through Greenmount Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and then make a trip to Snapper Rocks. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Hinze Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Springbrook National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Botanical Gardens and Crystal Cascades. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling & St Mary’s by The Sea chapel). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Figtree Playground.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Hiking Path. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Sydney — 6 nights

The Harbour City

Discover out-of-the-way places like The Three Sisters and Photography Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Grand Canyon track (in Blue Mountains National Park) and The Giant Stairway (in Katoomba). See even more of Sydney: take in the views from Spit Bridge, ponder the design of Archibald Fountain, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and get great views at Evans Lookout.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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