26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
7
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
9
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 3rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manchester in June since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Tugun Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Port Macquarie Historic Court House, then see the interesting displays at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard, and then admire the masterpieces at The Slim Dusty Centre.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Gold Coast in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Slim Dusty Centre
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are in your itinerary. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planning site .

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Shene Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Hobart reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Shene Tasmania
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at The Twelve Apostles, and finally explore the striking landscape at London Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Hobart to Port Campbell in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parndana Wildlife Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Campbell to Kangaroo Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

1
night
Albany

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Torndirrup National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, see the interesting displays at Western Australian Museum - Albany, then contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albany itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany due to the time zone difference. In June in Albany, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Elephant Rocks
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Torndirrup National Park ©
Torndirrup National Park
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brookwood Estate and Sugarloaf Rock. Head to JahRoc Galleries and Vasse Virginfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, get outside with The Horse Resort (Location B) - Horse Riding Tours, learn about winemaking at Voyager Estate, and enjoy the sand and surf at Redgate Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip maker website .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Willespie, Surfers Point, Wise Wine
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Amelia Park Wines ©
Amelia Park Wines
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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