29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Bendigo
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
7
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
8
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
9
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Coastal walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Port Macquarie is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are much colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then get great views at Lincoln's Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stroll through The Giant Stairway, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then trek along Ruined Castle Walking Track.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Katoomba online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Katoomba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Katoomba hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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.
On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, 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 27th (Sat): grab your bike and head to The Pipeline Track, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online trip builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Katoomba in July, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Shene Tasmania
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
The Pipeline Track ©
The Pipeline Track
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell travel itinerary planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
night
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Confectionery Capers, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), then learn about all things military at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rosalind Park.

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Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Bendigo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Confectionery Capers
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Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Confectionery Capers ©
Confectionery Capers

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre), look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Silverton Gaol Museum, and finally Head underground at Day Dream Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Mad Max Museum, admire the masterpieces at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at Whites Minerals and Mining Museum, and finally examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Broken Hill takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Silverton
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Water wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Margaret River tour itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broken Hill to Margaret River in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Broken Hill to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Canal Rocks, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Shothole Canyon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and finally kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, then kick back and relax at Mauritius Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In August in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Safaris
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, get interesting insight from Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and finally see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Broome day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Exmouth to Broome in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Exmouth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 8th (Thu), race across the water with a speed boat tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and finally learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Darwin journey planning app .

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Darwin is 1 hour. Traveling from Broome in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, and then hike along Jatbula Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Katherine trip planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katherine, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Helicopter Tours
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the galleries of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally explore the galleries of Talapi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Katherine to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in August, expect Alice Springs to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Bones and Jones. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Earl Hill ©
Earl Hill
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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