35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Budapest

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Cottesloe Beach. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Perth online vacation planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in November, plan for much warmer days in Perth, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Markets, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Jewel Cave in Augusta--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Woodlands Wines, cruise along Caves Road, and look for gifts at Payet Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Giants Cave, Mammoth Cave, Woodlands Wines
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Anzac Centre and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Greens Pool in Denmark (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, do a tasting at Oranje Tractor Wine, see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 26th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hobart

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hobart to Port Douglas takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in November: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Botanical Gardens and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Paronella Park in Mena Creek, approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online travel planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Paronella Park, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 4th (Tue), hike along Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online route planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Port Macquarie in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Port Macquarie to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Questacon and National Gallery of Australia. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Floriade, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To plan Canberra vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner.

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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