34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Shark Island. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Tacking Point Lighthouse and Smoky Cape Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Koala Hospital and Scotts Head Beach. Take a break from Port Macquarie with a short trip to Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Coastal walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Macquarie trip simple and quick.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Pelverata Falls Track. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, and admire all the interesting features of Fern Tree.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart vacation builder .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Hobart in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hobart when traveling from Port Macquarie in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pelverata Falls Track, Macquarie Island, Fern Tree
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will get you outdoors.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Juniper Margaret River. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Cave and Surfers Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay), Dunsborough (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Meelup Beach) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave and do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River takes 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Wise Wine
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Get a sense of the local culture at Broome Historical Museum and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Broome route maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr. Step out of the city life by going to Maguk Gorge and Motor Car Falls. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
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 18th (Sun), appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palm Cove Beach and Wooroonooran National Park. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Wooroonooran National Park
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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