32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
4
Bendigo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Knoxville

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Mossman Gorge and Bones and Jones. Change things up with a short trip to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas (about 1h 15 min away).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planner .

Knoxville, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Knoxville to Cairns. When traveling from Knoxville in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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 7th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, and finally don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Nature
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Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits

2
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Get some cultural insight at Bendigo Art Gallery and RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Confectionery Capers and Mount Ida Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve (in Hepburn Springs), Stony Creek Gallery (in Daylesford) and Maldon (Maldon Dredge and Dragline & Main Street). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kilian's Church, explore the galleries of Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bendigo Joss House Temple, and learn about all things military at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Alice Springs to Bendigo in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Maldon, Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve, Confectionery Capers, RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum, Stony Creek Gallery
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum ©
RAAC Memorial and Army Tank Museum
Confectionery Capers ©
Confectionery Capers

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Visiting Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hopetoun Falls and The Arch. Go for a jaunt from Port Campbell to Beech Forest to see The Redwoods about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Martyrs.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Campbell visit website .

Getting from Bendigo to Port Campbell by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

2
nights
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.
Let the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Lady Franklin Gallery capture your imagination. Visit Constitution Dock and St. David's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart online holiday maker .

Getting from Port Campbell to Hobart by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Tessellated Pavement, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Low Head Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Bass & Flinders Centre and Launceston Tramway Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum (in Low Head) and Ghost Rock Tasmania (in Northdown). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Launceston, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Low Head, Bass & Flinders Centre, Ghost Rock Tasmania, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Entally House ©
Entally House

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, examine the collection at HARS Aviation Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Breakwater Battery Military Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Bass Point Reserve, and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wollongong online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Launceston to Wollongong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in June, you will find days in Wollongong are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Albion Park Rail, Bass Point Reserve
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Australian War Memorial and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and Mugga-Mugga Cottage. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lanyon Drive Cemetery, and sample the fine beverages at Underground Spirits.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canberra sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Wollongong to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wollongong in June; daily highs in Canberra reach 55°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Paddys River, Lanyon Drive Cemetery, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

5
nights
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 cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore and take pictures at Pulpit Rock Lookout, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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