27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Broken Hill
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lake Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planning tool .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Margaret River, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Greens Pool in Denmark (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Albany online travel route planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Albany are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

1
day
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, examine the collection at Mad Max Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Broken Hill takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albany to Broken Hill, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Albany in September; daily highs in Broken Hill reach 26°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mad Max Museum
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Mad Max Museum ©
Mad Max 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Broken Hill to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Broken Hill in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
day
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

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.
Visiting Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, don't miss a visit to Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

Discover how to plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of car and flight from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
nights
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 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

2
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Palm Cove to see Village Gallery about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Berry Springs Nature Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Litchfield National Park and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and explore the galleries of Mason Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Cable Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and finally stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome route builder website .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Broome when traveling from Darwin in September, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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