33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  25​h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 4 nights
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  17​h 15​min
6
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Bouddi National Park in Killcare, approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, stroll through Manly Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Sydney with the Route module. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Port Douglas to see Safaris about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Cairns reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Busselton Jetty and Bunker Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Surfers Point and Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Injidup Beach (in Yallingup) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach and do a tasting at Brookwood Estate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Margaret River in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Bunker Bay, Busselton Jetty, Injidup Beach, Happs Winery and Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Port Campbell National Park and Triplet Falls. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Childer's Cove and Port Campbell precinct and foreshore. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Campbell: The Redwoods (in Beech Forest) and Thunder point Coastal Reserve (in Warrnambool). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Arch, make a trip to The Grotto, explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Campbell online trip planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Port Campbell by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Margaret River to Port Campbell due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Thunder point Coastal Reserve, Bay of Martyrs, Childer's Cove
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
The Islander Estate Vineyards and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raptor Domain and Island Beach. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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