12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  27​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  13​h
2
Augusta
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planning tool .

Detroit, USA to Hobart is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Detroit to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in August, with highs in Hobart at 56°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Richmond Bridge
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

1
day
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. On the 16th (Fri), Head underground at Lake Cave, delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Augusta Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Augusta trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hobart to Augusta by combination of flight and bus takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Hobart to Augusta, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Cave, Hamelin Bay Jetty
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

1
day
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 17th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Broome online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Augusta to Broome takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum.

Before you visit Darwin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Broome to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Broome in August, Darwin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then experience rural life at Camden Park Station, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Longreach day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in August since evenings lows in Longreach dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Longreach
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach Powerhouse Museum ©
Longreach Powerhouse Museum
Camden Park Station ©
Camden Park Station

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