32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Apia
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
8
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
9
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Apia

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Noosa road trip site .

Apia, Samoa to Noosa is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Apia to Noosa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirra Beach and Tugun Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Walking Track in Byron Bay, approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay--about 1h 20 min away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

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.
Get outdoors at Michaelmas Cay and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then make a trip to Uluru, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Mount Gillen. Get outdoors at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Alice Springs Desert Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Surfers Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Grace Wines and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Alice Springs to Margaret River in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mammoth Cave, Surfers Point
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Roebuck Bay and Cable Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Reddell Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Friendly Beaches. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Coles Bay takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Broome to Coles Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, East Coast Natureworld, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Visit Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Blenheim Beach and Callala Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabbage Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jervis Bay online tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

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