26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  23​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Clare
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h
7
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Knoxville

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip website .

Knoxville, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 15 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines, then do a tasting at Pikes Wines, and finally do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines, do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, then learn about winemaking at Crabtree Watervale Wines, and finally do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Clare trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Clare. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Paulett Wines
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Cave and Jewel Cave. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Smiths Beach in Yallingup, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, stroll through Cowaramup Bay, stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Margaret River. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broome Historical Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Gantheaume Point and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cable Beach and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Broome online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and then learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

Discover how to plan a Darwin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Broome to Darwin in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Broome in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 15th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

Before you visit Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

1
night
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 17th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Church Gallery Moore and Hastings Street. Discover out-of-the-way places like Noosa Main Beach and The Original Eumundi Markets. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach and look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Old Church Gallery Moore
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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