32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get slightly colder in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Agincourt Reef and Mossman Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Daintree Discovery Centre and Spas & Wellness. Spend the 30th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Callala Beach and Blenheim Beach. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cave Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jervis Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Jervis Bay to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Coogee Beach and Camp Cove. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Sydney by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jervis Bay in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Broken Head Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Byron Walking Track and Lennox Head Beach. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay road trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa Main Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Peregian Beach. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's more to do: make a trip to Hastings Street.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

2
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 Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and stroll through Reddell Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Broome in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Cave and Surfers Point. Get some cultural insight at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Woodlands Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Smiths Beach) and Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for home on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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