32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
+4
train + subway + train + Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  9​h
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly + foot:  24​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Juniper Margaret River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Cave and Cowaramup Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Dunsborough (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Meelup Beach) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 27-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Get some cultural insight at Broome Historical Museum and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point and kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Broome tour itinerary 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. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Relax by the water at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Kings Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Broome to Noosa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings 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.
On the 14th (Sun), kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, Hobart is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

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 Camp Cove. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Blenheim Beach and Cave Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenfield Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay trip planner .

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jervis Bay when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): 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. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Jervis Bay in October; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Agincourt Reef) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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