31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
2
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Karijini National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Karratha
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Broome
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Talbot Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Batchelor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Madrid

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visiting Swan River and Scarborough Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and City Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Penguin Island (in Rockingham) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and meet the residents at Perth Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perth road trip website .

Madrid, Spain to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Penguin Island, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, City Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Turquoise Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Bundegi Beach. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in breathtaking views at Shothole Canyon, and pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip site .

Getting from Perth to Exmouth by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 35°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

1
night
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Karijini National Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Hamersley Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Hancock Gorge and then trek along Dales Gorge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Karijini National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Exmouth to Karijini National Park in 7.5 hours. October in Karijini National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge

1
night
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get some jogging in at Yaburara Heritage Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Staircase To The Moon.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Karratha trip builder site .

Getting from Karijini National Park to Karratha by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Broome.

Things to do in Karratha

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail

4
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.
Visiting Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Broome Town Beach and Roebuck Bay. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Karratha to Broome. In October in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Purnululu National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Purnululu National Park route maker app .

Traveling by car from Broome to Purnululu National Park takes 12 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Talbot Bay.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

1
night
Talbot Bay

Talbot Bay ©
On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Horizontal Falls.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Purnululu National Park to Talbot Bay. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Talbot Bay

Nature Parks
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Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then hike along Katherine Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls, then relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience, then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Talbot Bay to Katherine with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. October in Katherine sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

3
nights
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 17th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole, admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Batchelor travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Katherine to Batchelor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katherine in October: highs in Batchelor hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mindil Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Darwin road trip tool .

You can drive from Batchelor to Darwin in 1.5 hours. In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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