32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  12​h
8
Seisia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and The Great Ocean Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Degraves Street, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
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.
Visit Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Adelaide Central Market and Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

Greenock, Langmeil Winery, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga 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.
Visiting Walkatjara Art and Mutitjulu Waterhole will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site .

Getting from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Esperance.

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
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Twilight Bay and Lucky Bay. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove and enjoy the sand and surf at Ten Mile Lagoon.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Esperance. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Esperance reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. You'll get in some beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stop by Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip planner .

Fly from Esperance to Perth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Warnbro Beach, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Cable Beach, then stop by Cygnet Bay Pearls Showroom, and then take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Broome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Broome, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Gallery ©
Broome Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Provenance Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Nomad Art Gallery, then explore the galleries of Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin trip planner .

Getting from Broome to Darwin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Seisia.

Things to do in Darwin

Shopping Museums Parks
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Provenance Arts ©
Provenance Arts
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
day
Seisia

Seisia
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seisia online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Seisia with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Seisia

Shopping
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4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Village Gallery). Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seisia to Cairns. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Shop till you drop at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Surfers Paradise Beach in Surfers Paradise, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

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

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get some historical perspective at Vaucluse House and The National Pass. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

The National Pass
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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