34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  32​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 5 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Edinburgh

3
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach and look for gifts at The Sandalwood Gallery Broome.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome online journey planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Broome is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in September, plan for much warmer days in Broome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ngilgi Cave. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Redgate Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and stroll through Surfers Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margaret River day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Busselton, Meelup Beach, Mammoth Cave, Surfers Point, Jewel Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Take a break from the city and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Island Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Raptor Domain and Little Sahara. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Margaret River to Kangaroo Island in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

4
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.
Visit Kirra Beach and Wategos Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay) and Broken Head (Broken Head Nature Reserve & Broken Head Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Byron Bay
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Beach and Peregian Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve (in Bli Bli) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Reserve, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Noosa River ©
Noosa River

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
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.
Visit Cow Bay Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Mowbray National Park and Bloomfield Waterfall will get you outdoors. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mowbray National Park ©
Mowbray National Park

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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