32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gladstone
Fly:  3​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Broome
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
7
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Mackay
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
9
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Cooktown
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
12
Mount Isa
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
13
Birdsville
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
14
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
15
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
16
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Gladstone

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Customs House. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Gladstone to Brisbane is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gladstone in June since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Customs House ©
Customs House

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore and take pictures at The Cedars, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. On the next day, do a tasting at Turkey Flat Vineyards and then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tanunda, The Cedars
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to St Patrick's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, learn about winemaking at Tyler's Vineyard, and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park.

Start your trip to Perth by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Tyler's Vineyard, Caversham Wildlife Park, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach and then stroll through Cable Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Broome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Broome to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much hotter, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Purnululu National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Purnululu National Park vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Broome to Purnululu National Park takes 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

1
day
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 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Darwin holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Darwin in 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
day
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Harbour Beach, kick back and relax at Lamberts Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mackay holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Mackay. In July, Mackay is a bit cooler than Darwin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Lamberts Beach ©
Lamberts Beach

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nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland and then kick back and relax at The Strand. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Townsville with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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nights
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Grassy Hill. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cedar Bay National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cooktown planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Cooktown in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Cedar Bay National Park ©
Cedar Bay National Park

1
day
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Mount Isa Family Fun Park and then get outside with Lake Moondarra.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mount Isa trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cooktown to Mount Isa. In July, daily temperatures in Mount Isa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Mount Isa Family Fun Park ©
Mount Isa Family Fun Park

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day
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Birdsville travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mount Isa to Birdsville takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mount Isa in July, expect nights in Birdsville to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Birdsville

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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 24th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip app .

Traveling by car from Birdsville to Alice Springs takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Birdsville in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Alice Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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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.
Uluru and Kuniya Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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